[Distutils] setuptools 0.6c4 released

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Wed Jan 10 14:32:46 CET 2007

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> As of this release, the installation instructions have been changed to 
> support installation via RPM, .exe (Windows) or "sh 
> setuptools-whatever.egg".  In other words, ez_setup.py is no longer needed 
> or recommended for user installation of setuptools.
Fantastic! That was my major remaining gripe with setuptools :-)
And its great to see the installers all available on pypi (in 0.6c5 form 
now of course)
> Prior to the final release of setuptools 0.6, I intend to update ez_setup 
> to do one or both of the following things:
> 1. It will detect and download the current stable setuptools release from 
> the Cheeseshop, AND/OR
> 2. It will instruct the user to visit the cheeseshop page and follow the 
> installation instructions there.
> I'm not sure yet which is the best approach, so I'll probably just do both.  :)
What about
3. It will ask the user if it wants to do 1, and otherwise do 2.


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