On Aug 19, 2008, at 1:05 PM, Andreas Jung wrote:

> --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.
> +oo
> 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.

This wasn't PyPI, this was download.zope.org/distribution.

I think it's time to phase that location out.


Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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