[Distutils] buildout: overriding the global [versions] section

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Thu Jan 12 16:54:20 CET 2012

On 12/01/2012 10:08, Jim Fulton wrote:
> Rather than having part-specific versions, I'd rather just let explicit
> versions specified in in parts (e.g. in eggs options) override versions
> specifications.
> Also, there's value in having one place to see see versions used
> so I it's possible some folks would object to this change.

Yeah, my take on this is that you should just split these out into 
separate buildouts.

A huge value for me is that a buildout has a consistent set of package 
versions available across all parts it has managed.

Also, bear in mind that any changes you make that allow this will cause 
problems for extensions such as buildout.dumppickedversions and 



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