[Distutils] setuptools 0.6c4 released
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. :)
3. It will ask the user if it wants to do 1, and otherwise do 2.
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