[Distutils] Buildout 1.5.0 and friends released (was Re: Buildout release news)

Gary Poster gary.poster at canonical.com
Tue Aug 24 16:01:32 CEST 2010

On Aug 23, 2010, at 7:13 PM, Sebastien Douche wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 17:43, Gary Poster <gary.poster at canonical.com> wrote:
>> I have merged the betafix branch to trunk and made the releases of zc.buildout 1.5.0, zc.recipe.egg 1.3.0, and z3c.recipe.scripts 1.0.0.
> Awesome! For the next release, can you add a note on each new
> functionality in the documentation (something like "new in 1.5") ?
> It's hard to see the changes.

...maybe... :-)

What's the goal?  I think that the main things end users ought to know about are these.

(1) How does the system Python support work? See http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zc.buildout/1.5.0#system-python-and-zc-buildout-1-5 .  It links out to http://pypi.python.org/pypi/z3c.recipe.scripts .

(If you really want to get into the nitty gritty you can see http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zc.buildout/1.5.0#the-sitepackage-safe-scripts-function and the following two sections, but I'm not sure it's worth highlighting.  That's maintainer-y information and in my perfect world would not be on the main end-user PyPI page.  Sorry, I didn't work on improving the docs. :-) )

(2) How do you get alpha/beta releases of zc.buildout and friends in the future?  You can use python bootstrap.py -t or specify a specific version, as mentioned in the CHANGES (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zc.buildout/1.5.0#id9).  I figure that's something that will be emphasized the next time someone wants help testing a beta release, and it doesn't need too much discussion now.

(3) Can you use Python 2.7?  Yes, see CHANGES (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zc.buildout/1.5.0#id9).

I did other stuff, but it was mostly internal bits related to those things.  Well...maybe mentioning the new bootstrap features would be nice (they are mentioned in CHANGES), and mentioning the new output when running buildout with -v that shows you what packages came from site-packages, if any (I forgot to talk about that, though it is tested).


> Thanks Gary for the release.

Thanks for the thanks.


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