[Distutils] Package install failures in 2.6.3 - setuptools vs Distribute

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn zooko at zooko.com
Mon Oct 5 20:45:50 CEST 2009

I'm struggling to articulate something here.  When the maintainer of  
the stable branch of a platform that I rely on says "The fact that  
upgrading to our recent stable release will break this critical  
functionality is so-and-so's fault, not ours." this reduces my  
confidence in that maintainer.  Not because he's wrong!  Maybe it  
*is* so-and-so's fault.  But what I'm looking for in the maintainer  
of a stable platform is someone who says "Maybe this wasn't our  
fault, but here are the steps we're taking to get you back on your  
feet as soon as possible.".



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