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

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Thu Jan 29 16:03:08 CET 2009

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:35:18 -0500, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
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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
>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 

Barry, just have your buildbot do it for you - and not just when you do a
release, but every time you commit.  As a bonus, it can then install the
packages and run your test suite and tell you if you've got installation
problems (or any other bugs) on any of the platforms. :)


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