Zope development roadmap

The Zope development and support roadmap. Last updated: October 2021

If you use Plone, please visit the Plone release schedule for all Plone-specific details. Support for Zope releases aims to track support for the respective Plone version(s) built on top of them.

Zope 6 - future version

At this moment there are no planned or actual changes that introduce backwards incompatibilities and thus merit a new major version, so there is no planned release date for Zope 6. All development still happens on Zope 5.

Zope 5 - stable version

Plone 6, which is still under development, will use Zope 5.

  • Python support:
    • 3.6 (we will drop support for Python 3.6 at the end of 2023, two years after it reached end-of-life status)

    • 3.7

    • 3.8

    • 3.9

    • 3.10 (planned for early 2022)

  • Support schedule:
    • Full support: ongoing

    • Bug fixes: ongoing

    • Security fixes: ongoing

Zope 4 - previous version

The Plone 5.2 release series, which is the current stable release series for Plone, uses Zope 4.

  • Python support:
    • 2.7

    • 3.5

    • 3.6

    • 3.7

    • 3.8

  • Support schedule:
    • Full support: ended on 2020-10-08 (the Zope 5.0 release date)

    • Bug fixes: until 2021-12-31 or until Plone 6.0 is released, whichever comes later

    • Security fixes: until 2022-12-31

Zope 2.13 - old version

Plone 4.3, 5.0 and 5.1 are running on top of Zope 2.13. Zope 2.13 is no longer officially supported.

  • Python support:
    • 2.7

  • Support schedule:
    • Full support: ended

    • Bug fixes: ended

    • Security fixes: ended