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

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Mon Aug 20 14:40:19 EDT 2007

Jim Fulton wrote:
> 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.

Thanks. :)


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