Am Thu, 25 Jun 2009 03:54:23 -0400 schrieb Chris McDonough:

> On 6/25/09 3:38 AM, Chris Withers wrote:
>> Shane Hathaway wrote:
>>> I'm not very familiar with pip, but I don't think that's an issue for
>>> Buildout.  Buildout also has the ability to pin the version of all
>>> packages, but I don't think that's what Jens and I want in this case.
>> yep, the only thing buildout is missing is a command to dump the
>> versions.cfg based on what's in the current buildout...
>>> We want an authority to provide a regularly updated list of Repoze
>>> package versions known to probably work together.  Thankfully, the BFG
>>> index is serving that purpose, except that it's not easy to combine
>>> that list with the rest of PyPI.  I think the problem would be solved
>>> if that index took the form of a versions.cfg (auto-generated would be
>>> fine).
>> Yep, I wonder if Chris could be tickled to put your auto-generator up
>> somewhere on
> I think it's a good idea.
> It's also an eminently doable-by-someone-else job (wget + the script). 
> I don't really use version.cfg files, so I'd be an unlikely candidate to
> keep it running properly.  I'd forget about its existence and it would
> just stop working.
> OTOH, if someone else wanted to keep an index mirror up and generate a
> versions.cfg, and wget-against-the-index wasn't sufficient for some
> reason, I'd do the necessary sysadmin stuff to get them rsync access to
> the files (or really whatever was necessary).

What about just publishing everything additional at pypi? I can provide a 
version.txt file at my servers for each release using Shanes script. This 
would be enough. Also then every pypi mirror could be used, no additional 
infrastructure needed.

best regards
Jens W. Klein - Klein & Partner KEG - BlueDynamics Alliance

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