-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Brian Sutherland wrote: > On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 06:49:02PM -0400, Stephan Richter wrote: >> On Monday 08 October 2007 15:09, Tres Seaver wrote: >>> Presuming agreement on the "known good set" (KGS) term, I would think >>> that we have two candidates for what makes up "platform releases" >>> >>> Frozen Releases >>> ---------------- >> I started commenting this section until I saw the one below. I personally do >> not see much benefit from the frozen release. That said, it would be trivial >> to create one from the updateable version below. I have already scripts for >> this, which are checked in as part of Jim's PyPI mirror tool. > > A frozen release is very useful for some people (as long as it also gets > security updates).
That would be like being "a little bit pregnant." What you describe is an "updatable release" with a particular policy for how the updates are accepted into the KGS: you would allow new distributions for existing packges only where they included security fixes. Such a KGS would require meaintenance effort: - The maintainer would need to monitor devlopment of "upstream" projects, in order to know that new distributions had been released. - In some cases, the maintainer might need to create separate distributions for some upstream eggs, in order to strip out changes unrelated to a given security fix. That kind of KGS / release could certainly be useful, but it wouldn't be, nor serve the same goals as, a frozen release. Tres. - -- =================================================================== Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFHDOfq+gerLs4ltQ4RAlgVAKCo6aiPdlLAgQKCBvnJ8nAw8UCktACfdQMd UauIuWnZWDxxokOIbrH62xs= =Xyh7 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3firstname.lastname@example.org Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com