[Distutils] setuptools/EasyInstall 0.6a1 candidate 1 snapshot

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Aug 22 06:03:10 CEST 2005

This thing's been in limbo too long, so I've made a prerelease 
snapshot.  You can get it with:

     easy_install -f http://peak.telecommunity.com/snapshots/ setuptools

I have fixed all reported bugs, and implemented quite a few new features 
like MD5 checking (which works even with PyPI's md5 data) and an enhanced 
"build_ext --inplace" that lets you switch between different Python 
interpreters without having to recompile your extensions.  (The extensions 
are built in build/, then copied to the source tree whenever you 
"build_ext" using a different interpreter than the last.)

If you have any projects using setuptools, I encourage you to give this 
snapshot a try, so I can find out if there are still any lurking bugs.  If 
there are no bug reports by next weekend, this will get pushed out as 0.6a1.

If you want to look at the documentation, use CVS or browse the 
EasyInstall.txt, setuptools.txt, and pkg_resources.txt files found at:


(I just made some changes to these, however, that may take a few hours to 
update in SourceForge's anonymous CVS.)

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