On 31 March 2000, Lyle Johnson said:
I saw the announcement a few days back about the Distutils CVS tree being merged back into the Python 1.6 CVS tree. I was wondering if the plans for "Distutils-1.0" include:
(1) it being available as a separate package, and, (2) compatibility with Python 1.5.2.
Yes on both counts. It might even work with Python 1.5.1, but I haven't determined how much more work it'll be to back-port it. (I started a few weeks ago, but got distracted.)
The issue that is still to be decided is: how to evolve Distutils in between Python 1.6 and 1.7 in such a way that Python 1.6 users can install it, use it, and not mess with the standard library. Might require renaming the standard lib. distutils directory and letting the site-packages version be what Python finds.
I'm still testing against the Distutils-0.1.3 drop, which of course meets both of the above requirements. But I wasn't sure how to proceed with regards to looking at the more recent snapshot(s) and/or the CVS version of Distutils.
Hmmm, that's a very good argument for me putting out Distutils 0.9 real soon now, and evolving towards 1.0 for the final Python 1.6 release: give people like you (and your users) a chance to get used to the upheaval since 0.1.3. I'll have to take a look at my to-do list and see if the current state of the code justifies calling it 0.9, or if it should be 0.8.
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