[Distutils] setuptools 0.6a2 released

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sun Sep 18 06:47:20 CEST 2005

It generates console scripts and .exe wrappers.

I decided not to implement find_package_data(), because it turned out to be 
a lot more complex than I thought it would be.  In fact, it was complex 
enough that I was wondering if I might need to rewrite the entire distutils 
in order to make it work well.  :(

Anyway, 0.6a2 is out, so enjoy.  I'd be interested in hearing feedback on 
how the GUI wrappers should be done.  I've already figured out how to 
compile a launcher variant that doesn't create a console window on Windows, 
so that part's easy.  I guess we can always add fancy features for Mac et 
al later.

One thing I'm not too sure about for GUIs on non-Windows platforms is the 
whole detach or not-to-detach thing.  On Windows, I was planning to make 
GUIs run detached from the current console, but I'm not sure if that's the 
"normal" thing to do on other platforms.

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