On Friday 09 November 2007, Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> Those are exactly the problems with the locked down index:
> * You can always use *more* packages but you'll have to lock them down
> yourself, can't use another KGS for those

But this is a limitation of setuptools. I think this could be solved using 
find-links for now.

> * You cannot say "I know the KGS prefers zope.frobnaz 1.2.3, but I
> deliberately want to upgrade to zope.frobnaz 2.0.2". It won't work
> because the index simply doesn't expose the 2.0.2 version of zope.frobnaz.

You can use find-links and point to the new location.

> So the "locked down index" doesn't support two important use cases. And
> building your own index isn't really a solution, IMO. The average
> cavemen programmer won't do that...

The problem here is that setuptools is too immature to handle those cases 
properly. We will have to write a lot more software to do this correctly. The 
KGS index approach was just something that would give us sanity with very 
little new software.

Stephan Richter
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