On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 12:23 PM, Tres Seaver <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Stripping all versions from the dependencies in setup.py only works if
> users are willing to run their own package indexes, and figure out edge
> cases such as the ones you describe by themselves:

The above claim appears false.  Every project (both the open and closed)
I work on has virtually no versions in setup.py and we don't use a
private package index.  We use a version section in the buildout.

> at that point,
> forking the egg to drop the manually-resolved extra dependency is a
> minor nuisance.

Specifying your own versions requires even less work than forking.
Benji York
Senior Software Engineer
Zope Corporation
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