[Distutils] Packaging situation + mailing list rules

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Jul 2 18:21:17 CEST 2010

Am 02.07.2010 18:01, schrieb Tarek Ziadé:
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Am 02.07.2010 16:13, schrieb Tarek Ziadé:
>>> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 4:00 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>>> [..]
>>>> Isn't it interesting how these rules prohibit open disagreement or criticism
>>>> (or even discussion!) of distribute and related matters, but *not*
>>>> setuptools?
>>> There's a huge gap between criticism + discussion, and the habitual flame
>>> of distribute vs setuptools. I think you know what I mean.
>>> Feel free to propose some changes on these rules, because I think you would
>>> be as happy as I would not to have to deal with flames like that.
>> Tarek, as a more or less neutral observer, I have to agree that you seem
>> to react a bit sensitive to anything that could be construed as a flame
>> against distribute or the decision to fork.
> Probaly so, that's why I would like PJE to help building that FAQ, just to make
> sure it's not biased.

That's a good idea!

> Because you have to admit that the flames here, whether they are
> directed to distribute or setuptools, are unnecessary pain, and higher
> than in other lists.

Well, every list has its own problem, look at python-dev...


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