[Distutils] buildout 2.0 - alternative installation providers

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Jun 27 15:07:32 CEST 2011

On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 7:28 AM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> Have you had any dealings with Enthought's Python Distribution:
> https://www.enthought.com/products/epd.php
> It looks like a useful tool, providing pre-compiled and compatible versions
> of a lot of the numeric and scientific libraries that can be a total PITA to
> get installed and working with each other...
> They also have their own installer tool, enpkg, which, from what I can tell
> behaves a lot like easy_install.
> I wonder what your thoughts are about getting buildout and EPD to play
> nicely with each other?

I'll integrate with whatever the standard installation utility is. Now that's
distribute/setuptools. Eventually, that will be distutils 2 (or packaging
or whatever).


Jim Fulton

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