[Zope-dev] "ZTK" futures: one big package?

Paul Winkler slinkp at gmail.com
Tue May 12 12:46:11 EDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 12:36:06PM -0400, Chris McDonough wrote:
> On 5/12/09 12:27 PM, Paul Winkler wrote:
>> I agree with a lot of what you wrote, but I don't understand this last
>> bit.  All the currently released packages will continue to live on
>> pypi more or less forever, no?  To paraphrase a wise man, "Releasing a
>> package means always having to say you're sorry" ;-)
> I don't think so.  People would need to change their code to depend on 
> the big package, and the smaller packages would cease to have a life of 
> their own. Having both the smaller packages and some bigger package that 
> also contains it and needing to maintain both truly would be the worst of 
> all possible worlds.

I must be dense today because I still don't understand what "cease to
have a life" means. Remove them from pypi?  How would you avoid
breaking all the current software in the world that currently depends
on all those distributions?


Paul Winkler

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