[Distutils] Buildout release news

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Aug 30 23:20:24 CEST 2010

On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Gary Poster <gary.poster at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Aug 30, 2010, at 4:16 PM, Reinout van Rees wrote:


>> The subprocess hack sounds a bit dirty, though. It makes me feel like I'm working around buildout.
> FWIW, It's what buildout does for itself all over the place.  It's also reasonable to my mind if you want to explicitly break through an isolation barrier like this, but I won't argue taste.

Buildout uses subprocess to run setup scripts.  That's pretty much
all.  It runs setups scripts in a subprocess because they are written
expecting to be the main program and could do all sorts of things that
could break buildout if run in process.


Jim Fulton

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