On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM, Jim Fulton firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It appears that MANIFEST.in is ignored if setuptools recognizes your VCS.
Not in setuptools 0.6 it isn't. However, it's really only useful for adding files not picked up by revision control; it can't remove files found by revision control.
Manifest and revision control support are semi-independent, as it's quite possible to have files you don't put in revision control but which nonetheless need to be included in an sdist. (For example, you might want to have Cython/Pyrex-generated C code, or compiled documentation files.)