[Distutils] zc.buildout 2.0.0a4 released

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Nov 19 23:08:59 CET 2012

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Alex Clark <aclark at aclark.net> wrote:
> Well it appears to be very fast, congrats! :-) Here's `buildout init` in
> 1.6.3 vs. 2.0.0a4:
> - bin/buildout init  1.18s user 0.20s system 48% cpu 2.874 total  (Buildout
> 1.6.3)
> - bin/buildout init  0.21s user 0.06s system 96% cpu 0.274 total  (Buildout
> 2.0.0a4)

That's cool. Wasn't me. :)

> Also noticed case-sensitivity in recipe names, which IIRC was not there
> before.

Nothing's changed there AFAIK.

> However, I wonder if you'd consider "hiding" (on PyPI) the alpha
> releases until we can make sure 2.0.0 works in most cases where 1.6.x does?

To what end?

AFAIK, there's no harm in having buildout 2.0.0a4 unhidden.  We've had
earlier alphas out there for years.

Buildout 1 (1.4 and later) won't upgrade itself to buildout 2, nor
will it use zc.recipe.egg 2.  Furthermore, hiding the release won't
hide it from buildout, since buildout uses the simple index by default
and no releases in the simple indexes (or replicas) are hidden.

This won't be an issue until buildout 2 final. By then, I hope we'll
add logic to 1.6 to prevent upgrading above 1.


Jim Fulton
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