[Distutils] Extending distutils with 3rd party build commands?

Mark W. Alexander slash at dotnetslash.net
Fri Oct 22 00:42:47 CEST 2004

On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 10:25:13AM +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Mark W. Alexander wrote:
> >On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 01:03:54AM +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> >
> >Also, the issue was not copyright per se, but my employer's name on the
> >PSF Contributor Agreement. I'm _still_ working that issue (2 years!
> >that's depressing), however I was recently granted permission to assume
> >maintainership of an existing Python-style licensed project (pyssh) so
> >there is light at the end of the tunnel.
> Hey, that'd be great !
> We definitely need more of these bdist_xxx commands, e.g.
> one for Debian packages, MSI packages, maybe even Inno Setup
> packages, etc.

I'm chomping to do a bdist_deb, but sitting on my hands hoping someone who
can contribute it will do it first. If I get the go-ahead on the others,
though, I'll do it.

OTOH, we're deprecating HP-UX so unless I can hide a D250 under my desk
I may not be able to properly maintain bdist_sdux for long. I know
sourceforge has a compile farm. Does anyone know if they have HP-UX
available (or am I thinking of something else?).

> Note that the PSF is currently working on getting a contributor
> agreement ready to be published (and it changed a lot since the
> first round of agreements were discussed).
> Perhaps the new version will make things easier for you ?!
> (I don't have a URL for it, please email the PSF about this
> issue.)

Thanks, I'll check it into it.

Mark W. Alexander
slash at dotnetslash.net

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