[Distutils] Python package Management GUI - New Project on Sourceforge

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Mon Feb 2 05:48:48 CET 2009

David Lyon <david.lyon at preisshare.net> writes:

> The goal is to provide a cross platform GUI tool that will vastly
> simplify loading and installing packages under python.

Thanks for the announcement.
>  - written in python
>  - use WXWidgets for cross compatability
>  - utilises distutils
>  - provide a GUI wrapper for EasyInstall and pip

This all sounds good.

>  - fetches packages from http://pypi.python.org/pypi using
>    their XML-RPC interface.

Surely this is something that should be done by the package management
library, making it available in one place for each front-end tool; not
implemented in a specific front-end tool?

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