[Distutils] Heads up: major change in zc.buildout policy for selecting distributions

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Aug 20 19:18:49 CEST 2007

I'm about to make a new release of zc.buildout that uses a different  
policy for selecting distributions.  In particular, by default,  
zc.buildout will now prefer final distributions over non-final ones.   
If there are final and non-final distributions that satisfy a  
requirement, buildout will, by default, select a final distribution  
even if there are non-final distributions that satisfy a requirement.

This release will cause many existing buildouts to use older  
distributions than they do now.

You can change this behavior by providing a prefer-final buildout  

   prefer-final = false


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