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

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Aug 20 14:18:24 EDT 2007

On Aug 20, 2007, at 2:02 PM, Martin Aspeli wrote:

> 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 is 1.0.0b29.

(The buildout version numbers are a bit of a mess, as I was  
overoptimistic when I made the initial "beta"  release.  Hm, maybe I  
should start using "e"s.  These could be eek release. ;)

> 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.

Maybe I should have, but the release is out of the barn.

If this ends up causing too much pain, I could back this out by  
making a "b30" release with the old policy, although, I'd rather not.


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