[Distutils] setuptools 0.6a1 is officially released

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Sep 14 08:08:05 CEST 2005

and is available from PyPI.  The latest bootstrap script is at:


And updated HTML documentation is available at:

    http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools  (developers/deployers)
    http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall (administrators/users)
    http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/PkgResources (runtime reference)

There are way too many new features to list coherently, but some highlights 
include better support for non-root installs, RPM support, performance 
enhancements, a new "entry point" system for linking plugins to extensible 
apps and frameworks, a lot more documentation, and more than a few bug fixes.

Please send questions, comments, and bug reports to distutils-sig at python.org. 

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