[Grok-dev] grokproject pins setuptools, zc.buildout et.al.

Hanno Schlichting hanno at hannosch.eu
Fri Nov 6 08:08:28 EST 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 11:45 AM, Jan-Wijbrand Kolman
<janwijbrand at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm ambivalent about this topic: pinning the versions of zc.buildout and
> setuptools and related packages in the version list of a project.

I think the correct solution to this problem is to release a new
bugfix release of Grok (grokproject?), which has an updated setuptools
version in it ;-)

At least in the Plone-world we depend quite heavily on buildout and
have had several times where changes in buildout broke recipes or
where newer versions of recipes only work with newer versions of Plone

We adopted a strict "pin everything" policy that includes any
packages, even the build infrastructure. This works pretty well for

Just my 2cent :)

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