[Distutils] Distribute support added in zc.buildout

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 12:33:49 CEST 2009

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Hanno Schlichting <hanno at hannosch.eu> wrote:
> Hi Tarek,
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have added in zc.buildout trunk the Distribute support.
> Cool!
>> The unified bootstrap now has a --distribute boolean option that
>> allows you to switch if you want.
> What is the easiest / recommended way to tell the bootstrap to use
> distribute by default?
> I could live with a clear DEFAULT='setuptools' line at the top of the
> module, so even if one changes that line, the diff to the original
> isn't too large. Otherwise some config file would be the next but more
> complicated option.

What about a "use-distribute" option in the [buildout] section in the
cfg file called with bootstrap ?

I need to investigate but I think it could be feasible to read the
.cfg file early in the bootstrap process
to read that option.

Altough, I'd like to have Jim's opinion about that


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