[Pythonmac-SIG] Package Manager idea, adding a URL scheme

Ronald Oussoren oussoren at cistron.nl
Wed Oct 1 15:33:28 EDT 2003

On 1 okt 2003, at 21:23, Bob Ippolito wrote:

>> That won't work whenever we get around releasing pyobjc-1.0, as "1.0" 
>> < "1.0b1" :-(.
> We need to standardize on a way to do this, obviously..  The string 
> comparison thing is bad, and the scapegoat has to figure out how to 
> find the version for each package (which isn't always possible, 
> because not every package includes this metadata).
> There should be a standard sys.version_info way of getting package 
> versions.

Not necessarily. It would be nice if every package used the same layout 
of the version string (maybe the scheme used by python itself), but the 
Linux package manager seem to have an pretty accurate heuristic for 
comparing versions. Borrowing that heuristic would also work.

BTW. I just noted that PackMan (the GUI) doesn't have an 'uninstall' 
option. That makes it harder to throw away packages that are not really 


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