[Distutils] setup.cfg new format proposal
pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Sep 12 03:57:28 CEST 2009
At 02:50 AM 9/12/2009 +0200, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>it means that we can even provide an XML-RPC service at PyPI so people
>can query the metadata for their platform with zero download and zero
Ah, now that does sound rather useful, as it would allow installation
and similar tools to resolve dependencies without first needing to
build or download binaries.
>I can see a use case of the configure.py file you are describing:
>prepare the compilation some C Extensions by looking for some libs etc,
>But that's something that can already be done with setup.py when you build
>or install the distribution.
>So what would be the metadata field that would require to look for a
>library location ?
I had in mind that if you had such a configure script, it could also
generate a manifest of files to be installed, e.g. translation files,
docs, data, scripts, etc., for the use of a simplified installer
system. (Ala the BUILDS proposal of about a year ago.)
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