[Zope3-dev] Re: Heads up: major change in zc.buildout policy for selecting distributions

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Mon Aug 20 14:02:10 EDT 2007

Jim Fulton wrote:
> I'm about to make a new release of zc.buildout that uses a different  
> policy for selecting distributions.  In particular, by default,  
> zc.buildout will now prefer final distributions over non-final ones.   
> If there are final and non-final distributions that satisfy a  
> requirement, buildout will, by default, select a final distribution  
> even if there are non-final distributions that satisfy a requirement.
> This release will cause many existing buildouts to use older  
> distributions than they do now.
> You can change this behavior by providing a prefer-final buildout  
> option:
>    [buildout]
>    prefer-final = false

How will this be versioned?

It'd be helpful if it were a different major (or at least minor) version 
than the current one, to make it easier for people to stick with a 
version that has the policy they normally use.

Other than that, +1 for this policy change.


Acquisition is a jealous mistress

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