On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 10:09:23AM -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
> On Sep 26, 2007, at 8:22 PM, Tres Seaver wrote:
> ...
>> I think that replacing 'index_url' with a "gated community" of packages
>> is the only path to sanity here:  the contract of the Cheeseshop (share
>> new releases of all packages with everyone ASAP") is incompatible with
>> our goals ("ensure that users can install a given package and its
>> dependencies, and have them work").
> Regretfully, I agree.  People here at ZC are already moving in this 
> direction internally.

It works for Linux distros: they periodically take packages from
upstream (which would be Cheeseshop in our case) into their unstable
distribution, fix incompatibilities there, then freeze and release a
stable package set downloadable from a fixed URL.

End users can use a stable version if they want things to Just Work, or
they can install one or two packages from unstable if they really need a
newer version of something, and are prepared to fix any incompatibilities

Marius Gedminas
  To express oneself
  In seventeen syllables
  Is very diffic
                -- John Cooper Clark.

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