On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 3:05 PM, Chris Withers email@example.com wrote:
Tarek Ziadé wrote:
we have dropped the releases of egg format in 0.6.1 for various reasons,
Huh? Where are these reasons documented?
Because besides zc.buildout bootstraping, the distribute_setup.py is not be considered as part of the code API.
and the use_setuptools function cannot work anymore because it is exclusively using binary eggs and their ability to be used in sys.path as-is with zero installation.
So much for drop-in compatibility with setuptools :-(
This is not a compatibility issue. The code stays unchanged. This is just a change in the way we release this project: no more binary releases in bdist_egg format that is. Just a plain source release.
The ability to create an egg still exists, nothing has changed.
Florian Schulze and I started another repo to create a new bootstrap.py that will bootstrap a zc.buildout environment using Distribute.
How about working on the buildout branch I'm working on rather than doing stuff separately all the time?
Because it's not the zc.buildout project. It's a project that creates a zc.buildout environment using distribute, like what virtualenv-distribute does with virtualenv.
n.b. : Please, when you send a private mail, do not send the replies in the mailing list like that. It's confusing for people that try to follow the threads. The best way is to send all your requests to distutils-SIG, thx.