[Zope-CMF] Re: [dev] GenericSetup and CMF dependencies

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Tue Apr 22 11:06:52 EDT 2008

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yuppie wrote:
> Hi Hanno!
> Hanno Schlichting wrote:
>> yuppie wrote:
>>> I guess CMF 2.2 will be released before Zope2 or Python requires 
>>> setuptools, so at least for now it is a GenericSetup/CMF dependency.
>>> http://svn.zope.org/CMF/trunk/ still exists and needs to be maintained 
>>> (or deleted). Who ever added the setuptools dependency should update 
>>> INSTALL.txt and friends (if we agree to keep CMF trunk and the 
>>> dependency).
>> I don't have a strong opinion on CMF/trunk. I don't use it, so I don't 
>> have a particular interest in keeping it around.
> Maybe it should be replaced by a buildout, but for now I would keep it.

- -1 to managing dependencies in buildout-specific files:  they belong in

>> For me the dependencies 
>> noted in setup.py are the canonical place and I would delete the 
>> DEPENDENCIES.txt files from all packages on trunk and instead make sure 
>> the ones in setup.py are current.
>> If we can agree on that, I can do the work and make sure INSTALL.txt is 
>> current as well.
> I'm still not 100% convinced that making CMF 2.2 depend on setuptools is 
> necessary. But given that you volunteer to do all the related work, I'm 
> fine with it.

Given that setuptools is the only mechanism which *enforces*
dependencies, spelling them in setup.py is not likely to cause any
difficulties.  I'm averse to packaging future versions of CMF in any
form other than a setuptools-using sdist (no binaries, just the tarballs
as generated by setuptools).

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