[Distutils] Timeframe of 2.0 again?

Anthony Baxter anthony at interlink.com.au
Mon Oct 27 08:33:54 EST 2003

>>> "M.-A. Lemburg" wrote
> FWIW, eGenix still ships 1.5.2 compatible packages and we use
> the CVS version of distutils to built the binary packages.
> We will drop 1.5.2 support for versions 2.2 of the packages
> (2.1 currently in beta, still waiting to be announced) and
> then move on to Python 2.1 as minimum requirement for
> new releases.

Could you perhaps give us a breakdown of the percentage of people in
say, the last 3 months, that have downloaded the various packages by
Python version? This would be (to me, anyway) a good way to get an
idea of how many folks with 1.5.2 are still installing new versions
of packages. My gut feel is that while there's probably plenty of 
people out there with 1.5.2 deployed and in use, the numbers of them
actually installing new packages will be considerably smaller.

Personally, I'd _love_ to move to 2.3 for the logging and optparse
packages alone - perhaps we could ship a version with logging and
optparse included for 2.1 and 2.2.

(And, ideally, once pypi gets dependency tracking, we could make
all this magically happen...)


Anthony Baxter     <anthony at interlink.com.au>   
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