[Distutils] Distribute and Python 3.2

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 14:54:14 CET 2011

I will cut a release during the sprint, unless someone involved in the
project would like to volunteer to do a release.


On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 7:46 AM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 07:04, Jim Fulton <jim at zope.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 6:05 AM, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>> I'm working on Python 3 versions of pip and virtualenv, with the idea of keeping
>>> a common codebase for Python 2.x and 3.x so as to make maintenance easier. To
>>> date, I've made good progress: My port of pip (working with my port of
>>> virtualenv) passes 100 tests (2 are skipped) on Python 3.2 and 3.3a0.
>> Yay!
>>> However,
>>> one roadblock is that distribute 0.6.14 doesn't work with Python 3.2 and later,
>>> because of the "abiflags" configuration parameter which is new in 3.2. Toshio
>>> Kuratomi has a fix for this checked in, and my tests have used a tarball of the
>>> distribute 0.6-maintenance tip with a name of distribute-0.6.15dev.tar.gz.
>>> It would be good if an official 0.6.15 release of distribute were made,
>>> incorporating that fix, now that 3.2 is out.
>> +1
>> I'm going to be working on a buildout port this week and will need a
>> Python 3.2-compatible port too!
> Also my previous effort for buildout exposed a bug, which I fixed, so
> we need a new release anyway. :-) So a new distribute release would be
> very appreciated.
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