"A.M. Kuchling" firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 10:16:01AM +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
Maybe we should have this discussion on more general grounds: do we really want a fat Python distribution or should we focus more on making installation of third-party tools easier ?
I keep casting glances at PEP 206 (http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0206.html), Moshe's "Batteries Included" PEP, and thinking it should be updated. PEP 206 suggests something quite simple, a script that downloads a bunch of listed packages and added them to the Python core to make a "sumo distribution".
The core once included an Extensions/ subdirectory for things that were automatically built as part of Python's build process. Perhaps we could add some extensibility -- e.g. Python's setup.py will automatically check for subdirectories in Extensions/ and run their setup.py scripts.
It may be a crazy idea, but the more I switch platforms the more I have the impression that getting software via cvs (or svn, maybe) is the easiest thing.
Couldn't pypi record the needed info for this?