[Distutils] Fork mess

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Sun Jul 19 23:30:57 CEST 2009

On Sun, 19 Jul 2009 13:08:01 -0700, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:

> At 12:50 PM 7/19/2009 -0700, Sridhar Ratnakumar wrote:
>> If it was me - I'd certainly do it and that wouldn't jeopardize the
>> potential fun involved.
> Already, just this bit where strangers on the internet discuss how I  
> should spend my spare time for their benefit is making the whole idea  
> less fun.  If people want to tell me how I should spend my time, they  
> can pay me.  (Otherwise, they can ask nicely, instead of lecturing.)

Ok. As this thread was primarily started to discuss about the various  
projects (current and potential) we are going through at the moment and  
their implications on the Python community (not just a particular  
individual), do you have something to add to the quoted message below?

> At 12:50 PM 7/19/2009 -0700, Sridhar Ratnakumar wrote:
>> I'm already sensing some vague inconvenience .. distutils, setuptools,
>> Distribute, Discovery??? Too much for a language that boasts about  
>> having
>> only one obvious way to do it.
>> Is it not sensible to combine the efforts put into Distribute and
>> Discovery? Call Discovery 'Distribute 2.0' (future work) while we work  
>> on
>> stabilizing setuptools as Distribute 1.0?


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