[Distutils] automating __version__' ing issues

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed May 16 01:19:53 CEST 2007

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 04:47 PM 5/15/2007 -0500, Robert Kern wrote:
>> Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>> Reading that page, I'm not sure whether you want a scikits namespace
>>> package in the first place. A namespace package is used to group
>>> several projects under a single "owner", ala the various zope.* and
>>> peak.* and plone.* packages.  However, nobody but Zope Corp. should
>>> be releasing a zope.* package, and nobody but me releasing a peak.*
>>> one.  The whole point is to "claim" a namespace for packages being
>>> released by a single owner - either an organization or umbrella
>>> project.  This corresponds to things like the 'org.apache' and
>>> 'com.sun' package namespaces in Java - it's just a namespace to allow
>>> authors free rein to put whatever modules and packages they like
>>> under that namespace.
>> This is exactly what we are aiming for. While different people will be
>> responsbile for each subpackage, they are all operating under the aegis of the
>> scikits infrastructure.
> But who adds things to the namespace?  Is there a single organization 
> that decides what packages or modules will exist in scikits?

Yes, the scipy developer team. mlabwrap is just the first scikits project.

Robert Kern

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 an underlying truth."
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