[Distutils] Announcing the 'Distribute' project
sridharr at activestate.com
Fri Jul 17 04:44:16 CEST 2009
Sorry if I lack the information related to why there is now a fork. But
does this mean that setuptools is becoming a dead project - as in no more
fixes/commits? Or, is there going to be two separate tools - setuptools
and distribute/setuptools2 - that will have ongoing releases?
In anycase, I wish the new project succeed and bring some good parts of
setuptools (eg: pkg_resources/Distribution-related) to the stdlib. :-)
On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 17:13:41 -0700, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>
> 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.
> A first version will be released as soon as possible (probably next
> monday) and a document will explain how to migrate
> from setuptools. This should be fairly easy.
> The next step of the project will be some cleanup and a split in two
> distinct distributions:
> - one that contains only pkg_resources
> - one with the setuptools package.
> The project is here : http://bitbucket.org/tarek/setuptoolsbranch
> We have an issue tracker there where you can add feature requests and
> Since its a DVCS repo, anyone is welcome to contribute patches.
> Hanno, Chris, Tarek, and some other folks...
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