[Distutils] Any volunteers for Distutils maintainer?

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri Dec 7 10:24:04 2001

"Mark W. Alexander" wrote:
> > > 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?

What is a Sharp Zaurus ? (Sounds like a Greek razorblade to me ;-)

In any case, .pyc/o files should be portable since they rely
on marshal for the encoding.

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