[Zope3-dev] We should be able to stop unhiding PyPI releases.
jim at zope.com
Wed Aug 22 10:32:18 EDT 2007
As of Monday's zc.buildout release, buildout now uses the simple
by default. (You can cause it to use another index by setting the
buildout index option.)
This change should provide significantly better performance and will
make it easier to use historical releases, because the simple
interfaces shows releases that have been hidden from the human
Normally, when new releases are registered with PyPI, old releases
are hidden. This has been a problem for buildouts or application
packages that fix package versions, because hidden releases weren't
visible to setuptools. To get around this, we had to unhide old
releases, which was a pain. The simple package index shows all
releases, including hidden ones. Now that buildout uses the simple
index by default, hidden packages should no longer be a problem, at
least for buildout users. People using easy_install can configure it
to use the simple index. They might want to lobby to have
easy_install use the simple index by default.
If there are no strong objections, I plan to stop unhiding old releases.
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