[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] packaging terminology confusion
regebro at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 20:48:36 CET 2010
On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 20:17, Suno Ano <suno.ano at sunoano.org> wrote:
> - *package* means a Python package, (directory intended to be on
> sys.path, with an __init__.py. We *never* mean a distributable
> or installable archive, except when “impedance matching” with
> folks who think in terms of operating system parcels.
> - *parcel* is such a distributable / installable archive:
> either in source form (an ’sdist’), or one of the binary
> forms (egg., etc.). Any parcel may contain multiple
> packages (or even no packages, in the case of standalone
> - *project* is the process / community which produces releases of
> a given set of software, identified by a name unique within
> PyPI’s namespace. PyPI manages metadata about projects (names,
> owners) and their releases. Every real project has at least
> one release.
> - *release* is a set of one or more parcels of a project,
> each sharing the same version. Some PyPI metadata is specific
> to a release, rather than a project. Every release has at
> least one parcel.
> - *installer* is an OS specific piece of software provides by
> some project which usually installs a Python interpreter and
> other general software in order to have some Python
> application installed from scratch.
Yes. Again, exactly how I use the words already. This is the same for
all intents and purposes as Tareks proposal, this is how the words are
being used already in practice.
Lennart Regebro: Python, Zope, Plone, Grok
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