[Distutils] ANNOUNCE: Distutils 0.9

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Fri, 30 Jun 2000 00:34:15 -0400

                     Python Distribution Utilities
                              release 0.9
                             June 29, 2000

The Python Distribution Utilities, or Distutils for short, are a
collection of modules that aid in the development, distribution, and
installation of Python modules.  (It is intended that ultimately the
Distutils will grow up into a system for distributing and installing
whole Python applications, but for now their scope is limited to module

The Distutils are a standard part of Python 2.0; if you are running 2.0
(or one of the 1.6 alpha releases that preceded it), you don't need to
install the Distutils separately.  This release is primarily so that you
can add the Distutils to a Python 1.5.2 installation -- you will then be
able to install modules that require the Distutils, or use the Distutils
to distribute your own modules.

More information is available at the Distutils web page:


and in the README.txt included in the Distutils source distribution.

You can download the Distutils from


Trivial patches can be sent to me (Greg Ward) at gward@python.net.
Larger patches should be discussed on the Distutils mailing list: