[Distutils] 3.3 / packaging - support for Windows installation locations

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jun 18 23:37:26 CEST 2011

Éric Araujo <merwok <at> netwok.org> writes:

> I think two features I’d like to add to 3.3 may cover your needs.  The
> first one is standard functions to get the right config, data, cache,
> etc. directories for an application (http://bugs.python.org/issue7175);
> the second is a configure command for packaging
> (http://bugs.python.org/issue8254), which would record everything
> related to the installation (paths and al.) and make it available at
> build time and run time to other projects, making it possible for a
> plugin to find the right dir to install files for an application.
> See also the threads last summer about PEP 376 and plugins on
> distutils-sig (and I believe python-dev).

Okay, I'll look at these - thanks. Is there somewhere online where design notes
and ideas are being collected / summarised? It's hard to tell which parts of
e.g. notmyidea.org and python-distribute.org are still current.


Vinay Sajip

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