I've put a release candidate for Distutils 1.0.2: http://www.python.org/sigs/distutils-sig/download/
(Available in .tar.gz, .zip, and Win32 .exe formats)
Can people please try it out and let me know if there are any problems? If there aren't, in a few days I'll update the Distutils Web page and send out an announcement.
Some quick notes:
- the wininst version (Distutils-1.0.2.win32.exe) crashed with a general protection fault, if I build it myself it seems to work.
- The archive-util bug reported by Pete Shinners seems still to be present:
in the file "lib/distutils/archive-util.py" line 103, it creates a ZIP archive with the following command...
ZipFile(zip_filename, "wb", compression=zipfile.ZIP_DEFLATED)
I can take a deeper look later, in the meantime it seems it should not yet be released.
BTW: There is a bug in the Python 2.1 release version of Distutils: '1.0.2pre' isn't a valid version number by distutils' own standards. This was of course _my_ fault.