[Distutils] Buildout status

Kelsey Hightower kelsey.hightower at gmail.com
Thu May 12 20:20:57 CEST 2011

> 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
> fixes.

Tarek, correct me if I am wrong here, but 3rd party tools will need to
rely on distribute(setuptools) as packaging/d2 will never provide a
backwards compatible substitute or API. Packaging/d2 relies on
distribute as an external dependency.

So in this case buildout2 will need to support distribute and later
add support for packaging down the road.

So buildout2 will need packaging/d2 + distribute.

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