On 02.07.2007, at 20:54, Jim Fulton wrote:
See me response to Gary's note. Here's what I propose:1. We adopt the policy that a distribution's version number must be of less or equal maturity than all of it's dependencies, where maturity is based on it's position in the release cycle. dev is less mature than alpha is less mature than beta is less mature than release candidate is less mature than final. So, for example, dev release of zope.app.keyreference can depend on a dev release of ZODB3, but an alpha release of zope.app.keyreference cannot. Initially, this will be a convention. Eventually, I'll add a feature to buildout to warn when this policy is violated.
2. We approach the distutils sig with a feature request for an option to prefer final versions, so that, if we specify the new option, we always get the newest final version that satisfies a requirement, if there is one. I suggest that this be --prefer- final. Anyone want to volunteer to bring this up there? :) I don't think we'll see this feature any time soon.
3. I add a prefer-final option to buildout to prefer final versions. I think I can do this in the next week.
Thoughts? Jim On Jun 27, 2007, at 10:01 AM, Christian Theune wrote:Hi, the recent introduction of zope.app.keyreference-3.5dev with it'sdependency on ZODB 3.9 brought some issues for me as I get conflicts invarious buildouts (e.g. z3c.zalchemy). In my example, z3c.zalchemy doesn't care about which version of zope.app.keyreference it gets, as even the newer one won't affect us.I'd like to re-visit the discussion about "stable package versions" andhow to approach the distutils list to get what we want. Currently I resolve this issue by putting a specific version in my project's buildout and leave the package (e.g. z3c.zalchemy) alone. I'm not sure whether this is the strategy we should use. Should z3c.zalchemy say: I'm good with zope.app.keyreference==3.4 (with our proposed syntax, or <3.5dev with the current syntax)? I'd like to see some consensus on how we handle those ... Christian _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3email@example.com Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/jim%40zope.com-- Jim Fulton mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Python Powered! CTO (540) 361-1714 http://www.python.org Zope Corporation http://www.zope.com http://www.zope.org _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3firstname.lastname@example.orgUnsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/batlogg.lists% 40lovelysystems.com
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