On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 01:08:26PM -0400, Tres Seaver wrote:
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> Bernd Dorn wrote:
> > On 11.05.2007, at 17:29, Chris Withers wrote:
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> >> Fred Drake wrote:
> >>> On 5/11/07, Chris Withers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >>>> I dunno, do we actually need an "offical big zope 3 release"  
> >>>> anymore?
> >>> No.  What's more, we don't even want to use one anymore.
> >> cool :-)
> >>
> >> My only slight concern here is when people make changes in one  
> >> satellite project, they break another one and don't realise. But I  
> >> guess the buildbot should catch that, right?
> > 
> > i talked with jim about this and we agreed in that specifying  
> > versions in eggs is not a good idea. The best way imho is to use  
> > buildout's 'version' section in your application's buildout to nail  
> > down all eggs to a specific version.
> 
> - -1;  a "meta" egg would work fine as a place to specify hard-wired
> dependencies.   Not every Zope3 user is going to be using buildout.
> Note that such a "mega-egg" would likely specify the "transitive
> closure" of its dependency graph, as well.

It's just going to get very difficult very quickly to manage such a meta
egg with over 100 or so dependencies. Though I guess there'll be
automated tools to manage this.

I think another alternative is to separate the releases into different
"repositories", kinda like "All zope 3.0.0 eggs are at
http://download.zope.org/distribution/3.0.0/";.

-- 
Brian Sutherland
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