[Distutils] ANNOUNCE: Distutils 0.1.1

Greg Ward gward@cnri.reston.va.us
Sat, 23 Oct 1999 16:37:54 -0400

Finally got around to fixing those Windows portability bugs.  Also
hacked on the "dist" command a bit, and did some interesting stuff with
global options.

Here's the change log:

release 0.1.1:
  * fixed 'mkpath()' function so it should work under DOS/Windows
  * changes to how we link C code:
    - under Unix, object files precede -l options on link command line
    - libraries now can have a directory component, which forces
      the library to be searched for in only that directory
  * added --force and --quiet global options
  * made global options (--verbose, --dry-run, and now --force and
    --quiet too) valid at each command as well as for the whole
  * 'dist' command now works on Unices other than Linux; generates
    tar, tar.Z, tar.gz, and ZIP files.  Still Unix-dependent though.

RTFS, or the CVS logs, for details.

Oh yeah: download it from



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