On 28 February 2010 23:03, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 11:39 PM, Michael Foord <fuzzyman@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28 February 2010 22:14, P.J. Eby <pje@telecommunity.com> wrote:
>> At 10:03 PM 2/28/2010 +0100, Jean Daniel wrote:
>>> Can this be simpler?
>> Yes.  Don't install docs with your package.  People who want them
>> installed locally can just download your source install or use easy_install
>> -e.
>> Also, if your module is popular enough that people make Linux system
>> packages for it, they will make sure the docs get put in a blessed install
>> location.  Python doesn't currently have a blessed install location for
>> documentation, though perhaps it *should* have one in distutils2.
> How to include documentation in a package is a common question, so it would
> be great if distutils2 could deal with this issue.

As a matter of fact, we've worked on this during the sprints, and are
preparing a proposal
that will let people define a place for doc (and other stuff) and let
the OS packager decide where
it lands (with defaults per OS).

I'll post if there when its ready, hopefully soon

That sounds great.