[Distutils] easy_install installing beta version of psycopg2

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 13:37:16 CET 2011

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 1:03 PM, Wichert Akkerman <wichert at wiggy.net> wrote:
> On 2/18/11 12:30 , Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>> As a reminder, the current situation in packaging tools is as follows :
>> - Setuptools development is stalled -- see the attached diagram
>> - Distribute development is now also stalled.
>> - People that used to work on Distribute are now working on Distutils2
> My recent experience has been that setuptools is actively maintained, and
> PJE is quickly fixing errors where distribute is ignoring bugreports.

By "development" I mean adding new features to the project, making it evolve.

Now, the rare commits that are done in the two projects are just bug fixes.

And stating that "distribute is a year behind setuptools" is a false statement,

Maybe this is a more accurate statement:

1 - some rare bugs fixes were not backported from setuptools to
Distribute, because missed
2 - the few recents bugfixes were not backported

While we can fix 2 -- we cannot fix 1 without some expertise from PJE,
because some changes done in giant commits hard to decrypt.

> My
> only gripe with setuptools at the moment is that long time between releases;
> often there are fixes ready in svn waiting for many months before a release
> is made.
> Wichert.
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