[Distutils] the virtualenv-distribute mess

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 13:54:56 CEST 2009


On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> kiorky wrote:
>>
>> Hi Lennart,
>>
>> If i read 'virtualenv-distribute 1.3.4.2 on pypi'
>> I can  do some googling or even do some Pypi searching for
>>  'virtualenv-distribute'.
>>
>> Thus, the first link found may be [1].
>>
>> On this link, the second sentence is:
>>
>> """
>> The fork was started by Philip Jenvey at
>> http://bitbucket.org/pjenvey/virtualenv-distribute/ and this version by
>> Florian
>> Schulze lives at http://bitbucket.org/fschulze/virtualenv-distribute/
>
> Add http://bitbucket.org/kiorky/virtualenv-distribute/ to the list and this,
> ladies and gentlemen, is why distributed source control sucks.
>
> Why are there effectively 3 forks on virtualenv now, just to get it to use
> distribute? Is it really so hard to work with Ian Bicking to be the real
> virtualenv using distribute instead of setuptools, especially in the way of
> the bdfl pronouncement?
>

I think the word "fork"  here, in DVCS principles, just means that you
copy a repository
to work with, and eventually ask for the main repo to merge the changes.

Which is fine imho.


Tarek


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