[Distutils] setuptools 0.6a9 is released

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Wed Jan 4 19:42:33 CET 2006

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> The next release of setuptools will be 0.6a10, for which I plan to add 
> shared library building support (it's needed for an OSAF project, 
> PyICU).  There are also some minor features (like dependency_links) that 
> didn't make it into 0.6a9 but which aren't big enough to need waiting till 0.7.

How about logging of some sort?  I'm frequently encountering problems 
now where I don't understand why there's a conflict or why something is 
being required.  I attribute this to a larger network of packages and 
dependencies, and handling more versions of software.  Mostly the 
information I'm looking for is a path of requirements -- what caused 
what else to be required, and in what order.  I see that 
"VersionConflict / XXX add more info" message a lot too, so that's the 
XXX I'd like to see fixed.

I can submit a patch for some of this if you can advise how you'd like 
to see that work.  The logging module?  Just a verbose or debug mode of 
some sort?  Though post-mortem why-did-I-get-this-conflict information 
would be really nice too, which would imply tracking the information all 
the time instead of just in a debugging mode.

Ian Bicking  /  ianb at colorstudy.com  /  http://blog.ianbicking.org

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