[Distutils] problem with http://nightly.ziade.org/distribute_setup.py

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Thu Sep 10 15:05:37 CEST 2009

Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> we have dropped the releases of egg format in 0.6.1 for various reasons, 

Huh? Where are these reasons documented?

> and
> the use_setuptools function cannot work anymore because it is exclusively using
> binary eggs and their ability to be used in sys.path as-is with zero
> installation.

So much for drop-in compatibility with setuptools :-(

> Florian Schulze and I started another repo to create a new bootstrap.py
> that will bootstrap a zc.buildout environment using Distribute.
> http://bitbucket.org/tarek/buildout-distribute/

How about working on the buildout branch I'm working on rather than 
doing stuff separately all the time?


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