[Distutils] Announcing the 'Distribute' project
benji at zope.com
Thu Jul 16 17:02:23 CEST 2009
On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Tarek Ziadé<ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 4:36 PM, Kent Tenney<ktenney at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 9:20 AM, Chris Withers<chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>>>> We have started a new project called 'Distribute'. It's a fork of
>>>> setuptools and its initial purpose will be to tackle
>>>> the most annoying bugs found in setuptools 0.6c9 version.
>>> Just to make these comments publicly too:
>>> *Please* consider a different name.
>> Not to mention the PITA of Googling "distribute"
> Ok so everyone agrees it's a bad name for many good reasons :)
> I am changing to setuptools2 then.
I'll try to limit my bikesheading to this one message.
Given that this is -- I'm assuming -- an "unauthorized" fork, I wouldn't
use "setuptools2" as the name.
We don't want to confuse people, and "setuptools2" is confusingly
similar to "setuptools" (to borrow a phrase from trademark law).
The new project is based on setuptools but it is not a product of the
setuptools "project" so should have a distinct name.
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