[TIP] tox-1.1: bug fixes and improved workflow

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Sat Jul 9 03:33:32 PDT 2011

Hey all,

i just released tox-1.1, the virtualenv/test/CI automation tool.
See here for general information and install info:



    (which is missing some navigation links at time of sending email)

The release incorporates a number of bug fixes and an enhanced work
flow: repeatedly calling tox without increasing version numbers now
works (by calling pip -U --nodeps).  

With this release i consider tox pretty stable and fit for general use.

best & thanks to all contributors,
holger krekel


- fix issue5 - don't require argparse for python versions that have it
- fix issue6 - recreate virtualenv if installing dependencies failed
- fix issue3 - fix example on frontpage
- fix issue2 - warn if a test command does not come from the test
- fixed/enhanced: except for initial install always call "-U
  --no-deps" for installing the sdist package to ensure that a package
  gets upgraded even if its version number did not change. (reported on
  TIP mailing list and IRC)
- inline virtualenv.py (1.6.1) script to avoid a number of issues, 
  particularly failing to install python3 environents from a python2 
  virtualenv installation.
- rework and enhance docs for display on readthedocs.org

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