[Distutils] the virtualenv-distribute mess

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Mon Oct 12 09:14:18 CEST 2009

On 2009-10-09, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> Huh? Why? I just don't buy this. We've effectively had a bdfl pronouncement
> that setuptools is dead. distribute 0.6 *is* now the "live supported
> setuptools" so any project that relies on the package called "setuptools"
> should now be using the "distribute" distribution...

Time for the BDFL to flip some ownership bits for setuptools in pypi.  That
would be the number one way out of this mess.

I'm losing many otherwise-productive hours this way.


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