[Distutils] [venv] Re: two questions about virtualenv

ssteinerX@gmail.com ssteinerx at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 20:33:02 CEST 2009

On Oct 16, 2009, at 2:09 PM, Tres Seaver wrote:

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> ssteinerX at gmail.com wrote:
>> On Oct 16, 2009, at 12:59 PM, Lennart Regebro wrote:
>>>> I'm going to cross-post this to the distutils list as well.  If the
>>>> idea is to stabilize Distribute, get some tests in place, etc.  
>>>> then this
>>>> method of distribution  (running 2to3 in situ, as it were) is not  
>>>> the correct
>>>> way to do it from a "shipping the tested product" perspective.
>>> I don't agree with that statement.
>> This is not analogous to running a C compiler, it's analogous to
>> running a pre-processor maybe, but the fact that the distribution
>> doesn't run the tests on the exact code delivered in the package  
>> gives
>> me agita.
> You can't run tests on an sdist:  at a minimus, you have to build it  
> and
> run the tests with the build directory on your path.  Tests run  
> inside a
> "develop" egg (a VCS checkout) are always potentially influenced by  
> the
> environment they are run in, which is why we need buildbots (or the
> equivalent) for each supported platform.

Buildbots seem to be in short supply  though they should be easy  
enough to come by in this day and age of penny-an-hour cloud computing.

I think I'll see if maybe I can just whip up something about this...


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