[Distutils] Setuptools 0.6c10 release imminent; please test

Jeff Rush jeff at taupro.com
Tue Oct 13 09:32:23 CEST 2009

ssteinerX at gmail.com wrote:
> On Oct 12, 2009, at 7:48 PM, P.J. Eby wrote:
>> At 07:28 PM 10/12/2009 -0400, ssteinerX at gmail.com wrote:
>> In any case, the update is not intended for people who are happy to
>> have Distribute, but the people who are unhappy about having to
>> switch, or deal with its workarounds...  or just wish the whole
>> discussion would go away.

Thanks P.J. very much for this release of setuptools.  I'm one of those
who'd prefer not to switch to distribute until it has matured and built
up a reputation for responsible stewardship of the technology.  When it
does, great I'm there but until then setuptools does what I need without

> The fall-down was in the testing done before the Python release and I'm
> sure more testing will be done in that area before the 2.6.4 bugfix
> release.

Not really - according to the emails on this list, the incompatibility
was found _before_ the 2.6.3 release and it was decided so what let
things break.  More testing would _not_ have prevented this problem.

>> Too little, too late, no thanks, I'll just be sticking with Distribute
>> from now on.
> Several developers and an open development process vs a lone coder with
> a closed codebase? That's not really a choice at all...
> Sorry, it doesn't look like anyone wants to play with you any more; you
> can just keep your ball.

Please don't speak for others - it's rude.  Only speak for yourself.


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