[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] pre-PEP : Synthesis of previous threads, and irc talks + proposals

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Wed Oct 1 21:05:59 CEST 2008

On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 02:28:07PM -0400, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> In order for the *real* goal to be achieved (i.e., a flourishing 
> build/install system for Python), widespread participation and buy-in is 
> required.  If the OS people or the big package people (e.g. Zope Corp., 
> Enthought) or the distutils aficionados are left out, then the result won't 
> get used.
> [...]
> We need a consensus "de jure" standard (ala WSGI), rather than just an 
> ongoing "de facto" standard (ala distutils/setuptools), or we're not making 
> any substantial progress, just handing the reins over to somebody else.

Nice words. I like very much the sound of this discussion.


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