[Distutils] Proposal for Distribute 0.7
michael at susens-schurter.com
Thu Oct 15 22:23:56 CEST 2009
On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 1:12 PM, ssteinerX at gmail.com
<ssteinerx at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 15, 2009, at 3:55 PM, P.J. Eby wrote:
> [a whole bunch of stuff...]
> Understood and I've observed the public portions of all of this. Much of it
> has not been pretty.
> Personality conflicts aside, I wonder if it would be possible to move some
> portion of the base of both setuptools and Distribute to some sort of shared
distutils in stdlib seems like this foundation. I'm not sure it would
be beneficial to inject another layer (and therefore dependency)
between distutils and setuptools/distribute, but will defer that
judgment to the maintainers involved in the 3 projects (distutils,
setuptools, and distribute).
I think everyone would prefer only setuptools or distribute to survive
in the long term as the current situation is less than ideal from a
technical and social standpoint. When one of these projects
ultimately deprecates the other, any shared foundation they created
would be reduced to needless complexity and cruft.
But I'm just a user/observer like yourself, so someone with a bit more
authority might want to chime in. :-)
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