[Catalog-sig] _checkversion.py

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Mon, 09 Apr 2001 09:00:52 -0500

> Is anybody (besides PyXML) using the _checkversion.py script, and the
> Tools/versioncheck mechanism? It appears to me that this ought to be
> superceded by a more general repository of installed packages, and a
> way to find out what updates to these packages are available. If so, I
> think it should be removed from the Python distribution.

I agree; it never caught on (probably because it doesn't quite do
what's needed).  I would ask Jack Jansen though, since he created it;
I bet he's using it for MacPython.  What's the harm in leaving it
there (with an added comment about obsolescence)?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)