[Distutils] People want CPAN :-)
david.lyon at preisshare.net
Sat Nov 7 05:07:31 CET 2009
On Sat, 7 Nov 2009 02:19:02 +0100, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>
> I unfortunately don't have all the time I wish I had to work on this
We all know that.
It needs somebody new to take on the challenge.
> Now, if you do want to help in the documentation so it's better for
> newcomers, (in PyPI, Distutils, etc),
> I think we would all be happy on such contributions
The problem isn't only about documentation. We need the following:
- Overhaul the build system (simplify)
- implement a simple install system (metadata install?)
- specify an internal test framework for packages.
- setup a buildbot testing framework on pypi
After that, we could modify the documentation.
>> The Perl community is -- by hearsay --
>> oriented sympathetically towards people who are not primarily
That's what we don't have.... and need.
I think this is just too big for distutils alone. Distutils
and the building of packages is only one part of what needs
to change to bring about the changes that Guido is requesting.
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