[Distutils] Buildout status

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Thu May 12 16:29:55 CEST 2011

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> - stop adding features so distutils2/packaging slowly takes over
>> Absolutely.  I couldn't agree more.  Just understand that we're going
>> to have to support old packages that import setuptools in their setup
>> scripts indefinitely.  That's one of the biggest challenges I see.
>> Maybe packaging can (does?) provide a shim for this.
> As I said earlier, we do have backward compat in everything we do with
> packages. That leads to ugly code in some places, but we have to.
> But as you said, there's the maturity problem...

OK, given the discussion, I guess the easiest course for buildout would be
for buildout 2 to support just distribute next (to simplify the code)
and then work
on transitioning to packaging.  Buildout 1 would largely stay as it is with bug


Jim Fulton

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