[Distutils] [Python Language Summit] Distutils / Packaging survey

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Jan 29 15:35:18 CET 2009


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On Jan 29, 2009, at 8:57 AM, Josselin Mouette wrote:

> Le mercredi 28 janvier 2009 à 08:07 -0500, Barry Warsaw a écrit :
>> I'd like to make a radical suggestion: upstream authors should never
>> have to worry about building distribution blobs.
>
> This is just silly. You don’t have to worry about the distribution’s
> internals, and what is specific to each package format, but the very
> idea of developing without any kind of knowledge about how the  
> software
> will integrate on a system is a guaranteed recipe for a development
> disaster.

That's not what I'm saying.  What I'm really saying is that I don't  
want to have to run 5 different setup.py commands every time I do a  
release in order to upload all the possible distribution formats that  
my users may want.

Barry

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