[Pythonmac-SIG] PackMan engine version 0.4
hengist.podd at virgin.net
Sun Feb 29 04:59:55 EST 2004
Jack Jansen wrote:
>I've started on a new version of pimp, the engine underlying Package
>Manager. The main thing I want to fix is how the default database is
>located: currently the databases are for specific versions of the
>darwin kernel, i.e. OSX 10.3, 10.3.1 and 10.3.2 all get a different
>database. I'm going to put in a fallback scheme where it first tries
>a database for the specific OS version, if that fails it tries a
>more general one, etc. The other thing I want to fix is to
>differentiate between Apple-installed MacPython on Panther and
>user-installed MacPython on Panther (which will use the same
>database as MacPython on Jaguar).
>I'm not going to do a complete overhaul of pimp, but if there are
>low-level features you would like to see included: now is the time
>to ask for them and I'll see if I can include them.
What's the reasons for using PackMan over PyPi + distutils?
Given the size and success of PyPi, might it make more sense now to
throw in with that than maintain a separate, and comparatively little
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