On Oct 5, 2009, at 9:38 AM, Barry Warsaw wrote:

I apologize for my part in this, but moving forward I think that if it's possible to patch and release a setuptools that works with Python 2.6.3 /and/ earlier Python 2.6.x's, then that should happen asap.  If that's not possible, then we might need to revert the distutils change in a quick Python 2.6.4.

I thought the whole point of the Distribute project was that we couldn't _get_ a new setuptools release and, so, had to fork.

Hopefully, with this motivation, we'll get a new setuptools "one more time!" and make the transition to Distribute a little more controlled.

Fast, but controlled.