On 03/13/2013 06:54 PM, PJ Eby wrote:
Jason Coombs (head of the Distribute project) and I are working on merging the bulk of the improvements distribute made into the setuptools code base. He has volunteered to take over maintenance of setuptools, and I welcome his assistance.
This merge is very good news for Python packaging. Kudos and thanks to you and Jason.
This also seems like an appropriate opportunity to say: thank you for building the first working packaging system for Python (the one that all popular packaging tools are still based on), and for all the work you've put into it over the years.