[Distutils] Any volunteers for Distutils maintainer?

Mark W. Alexander slash@dotnetslash.net
Fri Dec 7 09:51:01 2001

On Fri, 7 Dec 2001, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> Andrew Kuchling wrote:
> > 
> > I lack the time to properly maintain the Distutils these days.  Is
> > anyone interested in taking it over? 
> Thanks for all the work you've done on distutils so far, Andrew!


> > It's not clear if much *new*
> > development is needed on the package, though there are a pile of bugs
> > for it in the SourceForge bug tracker. 
> Oh, I do think that distutils needs to move on. Inparticular it
> needs support for more native OS packaging tools. We'll look
> into these after the 2.2 feature freeze.

I just got a Sharp Zaurus, so I'll sign up for ipk format as long as
I'm allowed a stupid question: How portable are pyc and pyo files?
Would I be able to compile them on a development platform (i386) and
package just the bytecode versions?