Wednesday, August 04, 2010

I Am A Complete Idiot

This is a total, absolute facepalm.  I cannot believe I have been this stupid.

Today on Reddit, I saw a complaint about infrequent setuptools releases.  And I was like, "well, why don't you just install from SVN?"

And then I thought to myself, you know, I really should release that thing more often, so that people can get the changes without needing to use SVN.  I mean, what if they don't have SVN installed, especially on Windows?  (Which the person posting the complaint was using.)

So, I start thinking to myself, "well, how often could I release an update?  Could I do it every month or so?"

And that's when I have the total facepalm.

I mean, couldn't I just release snapshot versions, like say, oh, I don't know... nightly?

You know, just like I've been doing for all these other projects?

For, like, the last five years?

Duh.

I have now set up a snapshot script, and edited setuptools' PyPI entry to point to the snapshots directory.  So, as of now "easy_install -U setuptools" will update you to the latest snapshot of the 0.6 line, until I switch over to offering 0.7 alphas as snapshots.

That is all.