[Distutils] setuptools 0.6b2 released

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Jun 1 22:36:30 CEST 2006

At 08:16 PM 6/1/2006 +0000, John J Lee wrote:
>Heh -- that may have been part of the rationale, but it wasn't the cause.
>Several core Pythonistas objected in strong terms on python-dev to various
>aspects of it.

Actually, three people objected, and one of them actually had some good 
points that led me to pull back.  Fredrik raised the issue of support, 
especially with respect to the sometimes confusing and baroque command-line 
interface to easy_install.  I agree that it's not reasonable to expect the 
core Python team to support all its intricacies at the present time.

>   Still, Guido clearly wants it,

It was only on the table because of Guido's request in the first place; in 
a private email I originally told him I wasn't sure about doing an 0.6 
unless it could be upgraded on-the-fly (which it can, now) but I wasn't 
100% sure anyway.  The support issues, the short timeline, and lack of 
volunteers basically sealed its fate for 2.5, though.

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