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Martijn Faassen wrote:
> 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").
> I already replied to this, but let me point out why I think such a gated
> community would not be *sufficient* for my purposes.
> I want to be able to release package X, and have a way for other people
> to install it and it not break, ever. This can be done with hard version
> numbers in install_requires today, but people object to this reasonably
> as it would reduce flexibility of component reuse. If we want to have a
> way to reproduce installations *exactly* and we want to still allow
> flexibility, a gated community while hopefully increasing the quality of
> individual releases still won't guarantee that package X won't break
> when someone else tries to install it.
If package 'X' points its 'index_url' to the GC, then anybody trying to
install 'X' will look up / pull dependences from the GC: that setting
takes the Cheeseshop completely out of play.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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