--On 19. August 2008 12:56:43 -0400 Tres Seaver <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

and why does buildout pick it over a stable release?

Because buildout, like easy_install, will pick the newest available
version for a distribution. Fortunately, buildout has a prefer-stable
option so that you can tell it to prefer stable over alpha/beta/dev
releases. Also, in any serious situtation you'd want to pin your
versions, e.g. using the KGS [2] or a manual list.

Uploading non-releases like this to public index locations has *got* to
stop.  Frankly, they should all be removed:  anybody who is depending on
them needs to run their own index.


Package sanity and package hygiene is the most important issue of PyPI
right now. PyPI requires a strong policy in order to keep PypI possible:
no uploading of development releases, no uploading for packages without a minimum set of metadata. PyPI has become a data toilet - unfortunately it is often hard to convinced people that their package uploads without metadata are crap.


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