[Distutils] wanted: a catalog of setuptools plugins
zooko at zooko.com
Mon Jan 28 05:17:49 CET 2008
The setuptools plugins architecture may eventually supplant Makefiles
in my projects. It's very nice that people can re-use other people's
development hacks as packages containing setuptools plugins instead
of by cutting and pasting snippets of code into their Makefiles. It
would be nice if I could find a listing of such plugins that I might
want to use in my own development.
Here is a list of setuptools plugins that I just found by browsing
the Python Package Index:
setuptools_bzr, setuptools_darcs, setuptools_mtn, setuptools_qt4,
darcsver, eggchecker, iw.releaser, apydia, bbfreeze (oh I wish I had
known about bbfreeze a month ago!), py2app, mkcode, eggtestinfo,
easydeb, buildutils, hg.setuptools, setuptools-git
Here is one that I wish someone would convert into a plugin (it runs
unit tests using Twisted's "trial" unit test framework):
So my question is: how can we make it easier for people to find
these? I was unaware of most of these until just now and there are
probably other useful plugins that I'm still unaware of.
One idea that I had was to run a query on the Python Package Index
database to find all packages whose setup.py's define entry points in
the "distutils.commands" group name.
Another was to put the word out (i.e. in the setuptools
documentation) that if your package is a setuptools plugin, that you
should name your package "setuptools_blah_blah" and register it on
the Python Package Index.
P.S. Here is the trac ticket where the allmydata.org project is
discussing moving more of our build infrastructure into setuptools
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/179 -- "rewrite our Makefile
in Python instead of GNUmake"
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