[Distutils] Is the Packaging Guide dead?

Alex Clark aclark at aclark.net
Sun Jan 29 17:28:06 CET 2012

On 1/17/12 12:25 PM, Éric Araujo wrote:
>> The last commit to Packaging Guide was 2010-07-06.
>> https://bitbucket.org/tarek/hitchhiker-guide-packaging/
>> The last message in the mailing list was 2010-05-05
>> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/packaging-guide
>> Is the project dead or moved?
> Dead. Tarek’s weblog posts in 2011 explain how distutils2/packaging
> will replace distribute in the long run. I’m still working on the
> packaging docs, and maybe when this first set of doc is in a good shape
> I’ll work on updating the distribute packaging guide.

I wouldn't declare it dead based on that info (i.e. that 
distutils2/packaging will replace distribute.)

Distribute is still the guiding force in getting everyone to 
distutils/packaging IIUC.

So, the documentation has not been updated recently, but everything in 
the guide is still relevant AFAIK.

Is this a fair/accurate assessment?

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