[Distutils] Distribute 0.6.5 coming up

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Thu Oct 15 11:10:53 CEST 2009

On 2009-10-15, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> buildouters, if you want to try the latest dev version you can grab :
> http://python-distribute.org/bootstrap_dev.py

To make it explicit: grabbing this bootstrap and using it is safe for every
project.  And it is the only change you need to make!

- No need for a specific patched buildout release or so.

- No need to mention distribute anywhere in your dependencies.

- No worries about other buildouts: distribute doesn't touch the setuptools
  egg in your (shared) buildout eggs directory.  They'll continue working just

- It just transparently works like a charm :-)

When you want the advantages (svn 1.6 support and other bugfixes) of
distribute outside of buildout: do the normal "easy_install distribute".
0.6.4 should work fine there (but do of course update when 0.6.5 is out). 


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