There are still use cases for distro-specific wheels, though -- some examples include Raspbian wheels (manylinux1 is x86/x86-64 only), Alpine Linux wheels (manylinux1 is glibc only), internal deploys that want to build on Ubuntu 14.04 and deploy on 14.04 and don't need the hassle of generating manylinux-style binaries but would like a more meaningful platform tag than "linux", and for everyone who wants to extend wheel metadata to allow dependencies on external distro packages then having distro-specific wheels is probably a necessary first step.

-n

On Jun 22, 2016 09:49, "Noah Kantrowitz" <noah@coderanger.net> wrote:
Manylinux has mostly replaced it as that covers the platforms 99% of people worry about. The tooling for manylinux is more complex than this would have been, but sunk cost etc etc and now that we have it might as well save everyone some headache.

--Noah

> On Jun 22, 2016, at 8:51 AM, Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:
>
> I believe the status is that there's general consensus that something like this would be useful, but there's no one who is currently actively working in it.
>
> On Jun 22, 2016 5:53 AM, "Vitaly Kruglikov" <vkruglikov@numenta.com> wrote:
> There have been no updates in over a year. Has this effort died, or transitioned to another medium? Thx
>
> _______________________________________________
> Distutils-SIG maillist  -  Distutils-SIG@python.org
> https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig
>
> _______________________________________________
> Distutils-SIG maillist  -  Distutils-SIG@python.org
> https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig


_______________________________________________
Distutils-SIG maillist  -  Distutils-SIG@python.org
https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig