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

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Aug 20 14:27:25 EDT 2007

On Aug 20, 2007, at 2:18 PM, Jim Fulton wrote:

> 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.

No, I'm wrong, I'm going to back these changes out with a b30 release  
and then release them with a 2x release.


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