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

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 15:13:48 CEST 2009

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 3:05 PM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>> we have dropped the releases of egg format in 0.6.1 for various reasons,
> Huh? Where are these reasons documented?

Because besides zc.buildout bootstraping, the distribute_setup.py is not be
considered as part of the code API.

>> 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 :-(

This is not a compatibility issue. The code stays unchanged. This is just
a change in the way we release this project: no more binary releases
in bdist_egg format
that is.  Just a plain source release.

The ability to create an egg still exists, nothing has changed.

>> 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?

Because it's not the zc.buildout project. It's a project that creates
a zc.buildout
environment using distribute, like what virtualenv-distribute does with

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