At 05:09 PM 4/8/2006 +0000, John J Lee wrote:
I seem to remember mention on python-dev of parts of setuptools going into Python 2.5. Did that / will that happen?
What's happened so far is that 2.5 distutils has an 'install_egg_info' command to ensure that non-setuptools packages get their package metadata installed.
If yes, any tips on updating packages & testing against 2.5 setuptools?
Make sure your setup script does not produce any warnings about your .egg-info directory or your namespace packages. The version that should go into Python 2.5 will probably not offer backward compatibility for the issues that today's setuptools warn about, as that would force me to retain that compatibility for years from now. So, check for warnings about undeclared namespace packages and misnamed egg-info directories, and update them accordingly.