[Distutils] Splitting distribute in several distributions
SridharR at activestate.com
Wed Aug 12 02:33:26 CEST 2009
I am glad that you have started thinking about the module split.
1) Why are the distributions named in CamelCase? Why not
'distribute.resources' instead of 'DistributeResources' (like, for
instance, zope.interface instead of ZopeInterface).
2) In your proposal below, version comparison is part of
distribute.installer; this means distribute.resources (and other modules
needing version comparison) will be depending on distribute.installer,
correct? Is this intended, or should version comparison go to something
3) PyPM's backend uses a) pkg_resources' version comparison, b)
package_index's download logic (not API-friendly). I'd be interested to
see distribute.installer provide this download logic (finding URLs,
tarballs and fetching them) as an API. I believe pip and zc.buildout too
relies on this download logic.
4) How about distribute.pypi that interfaces with pypi?
On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 15:30:47 -0700, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>
> I've started to work on splitting Distribute into several distributions
> for 0.7
> Here's the organization I was thinking about:
> - Distribution Name = "Distribute"
> - Content: setuptools package renamed to distribute (minus some
> elements). root modules in setuptools will be moved to the
> distribute.core package so the
> root namespace stays empty.
> - Distribution Name = "DistributeResources"
> - Content: the part of pkg_resources.py that handles installed
> distribution querying + renamed to "distribute.resources"
> - Distribution Name = "DistributeEntryPoints"
> - Content: the part of pkg_resources.py that handles entry points +
> renamed to "distribute.entry_points"
> - Distribution Name = "DistributeInstaller"
> - Content: the part of pkg_resources.py that handles version
> comparison + package_index, that gets files at pypi + easy_install.py
> + easy_install command extracted from setuptools package + renamed
> into a "distribute.installer" package
> I am not sure yet how the distribute namespace will be handled,
> because (maybe ala PEP 382)
> I am not sure either if "setuptools.sandbox" should get its own
> distribution. I'd keep it in Distribute
> Any thoughts ?
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