[Distutils] How to force installing setuptools instead of distribute ?

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 18:30:15 CEST 2010

On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 5:30 PM, Zubin Mithra <zubin.mithra at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 8:47 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>> At 09:45 AM 7/1/2010 +0530, Zubin Mithra wrote:
>>> 1. Setuptools is no longer being maintained.
>> This is not true.  Please don't spread it, and I'd appreciate it if you'd
>> kindly issue a retraction in any other forum where you've spread it.
>>  Thanks.

I find your behavior outrageous and counter productive for the
packaging community.

What is your definition of "maintained" ?

I consider that setuptools is not maintained, despite your 2/3 latest
commits in reaction of the fork.  Doing a svn log on your project is
enough to see this. No real activity in the last 2/3 years.

I will continue to say that this is not what I call maintaining a
software, especially since you have locked its maintenance.

So I will personnaly spread it everywhere.

Use Distribute.

Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org

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