[Distutils] Packaging situation + mailing list rules

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 10:06:42 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 9:32 AM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Éric Araujo wrote:
>> Distribute is a fork of Setupools, so it wants to be a drop-in
>> replacement, i.e. to be used instead of setuptools with very few code
>> changes.
> But is there a technical reason why it *has* to be a
> drop-in replacement, as opposed to a different package
> with a different name?

This technical reason was already explained in this mailing list back
then, many times.
Maybe you could read back the relevant threads for more details.

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