On 1 May 2012 17:40, Chris McDonough firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Georg Brandl was trying to herd cats on outstanding PEPs today:
Is there a PEP for the "packaging" package? Is there any sort of unfinished business I can help with?
AFAIK, there's no specific PEP for packaging (there are a number of related PEPs, but nothing specific like a roadmap).
I'm sure Éric can give you much better pointers on what would be useful, but one issue I've tried to raise a few times, and more recently Jim Fulton raised here (http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2012-March/018323.html) is that of binary distribution support in packaging2. I've never had the time to shepherd a proposal through beyond the "initial debate" stage, and I know it's not getting high on Éric's list of priorities, but it would be good to see some movement on this.
I can offer opinions, Windows testing, and assistance, but I really don't have the time to make this happen. But I honestly believe that unless packaging has binary distribution support, it won't get "critical mass", on Windows if nowhere else.
Just a thought - if it's where your interests lie, that would be great. Paul.