[Distutils] [Fwd: Re: Annoucing distribute project]

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ivazqueznet at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 20:50:08 CEST 2008

On Fri, 2008-09-26 at 09:55 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 8:47 AM, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> > Notice that the existence of eggs has already allowed buildout, virtualenv,
> > and pyinstall to appear.  But eggs don't handle installing tests or
> > documentation, and they have to be prebuilt by platform.  An improved sdist
> > format, on the other hand, with standardized layout and metadata would
> > address all of those issues.
> Beware however of too large a scope -- the project may crumble under
> its ambition, or be mired in border conflicts with
> language-independent distribution management tools like RPM or the
> Debian/Ubuntu tools.

Would it be worth bringing in people from those groups to help guide its

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazqueznet at gmail.com>
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