[Zope3-checkins] [Checkins] SVN: zc.buildout/branches/gary-betafix/ add files so releases can be made from a non-SVN checkout

Stephan Richter srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu
Mon Jun 21 09:34:04 EDT 2010

On Monday, June 21, 2010, Gary Poster wrote:
> There has been a similar plugin for bzr for some time, that Barry Warsaw
> wrote.  I found it to be quite annoying in practice for many people
> because it would require bzr to be built, and these sorts of dependencies
> are not shared, by setuptools design.  Moreover, if someone is not using
> that particular revision control system to build packages, they have an
> unneeded build dependency.
> After I found it annoying and enough other people agreed with me, I ripped
> it out for all or virtually all of the packages we were
> maintaining.  MANIFEST.in works for everybody, and doesn't cause any
> unexpected and unshared dependencies.

Good point.

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