[Distutils] slow Python startup with a couple of easy_install-ed packages

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Sun Jun 17 20:01:38 CEST 2007

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> Meanwhile, in setuptools 0.7 there will be a completely different way of 
> managing installation locations, and it will not depend on .pth files or on 
> putting eggs first.  Instead, it will use direct old-style installation, 
> combined with .egg-info directories for metadata and for installation 
> manifests to support automated uninstallation, upgrades, and integrity 
> verification.

Sorry for following up to a very old thread, but I'm intrigued by the 
above. I couldn't find anything in the setuptools trunk, so I assume 
this isn't implemented yet.

Are there any docs that I could read to find out what exactly you guys 
have planned there?

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