[Distutils] should I use distutils for a gnome-applet?

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Tue Nov 14 12:23:47 CET 2006

Eric S. Johansson wrote:
> Jim Fulton wrote:
>> zc.buildout's main improvement over
>> make is the use of Python as it's scripting language.
> speaking as someone who has detested make from the minute I encountered 
> itsome 30 years ago, I think this is a big improvement.  But it also 
> makes me wonder why didn't you use scons?  It seems like it does 
> everything make it does only in a more easily understood way and has an 
> established user base.

We look ed at scons a couple of years ago and it didn't do what
we wanted.  I don't remember why.  At the time, we were doing
make based buildouts.  I'll look around and see if I can find out
and report back.


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