[Distutils] RFC: Binary Distribution Format for distutils2/packaging
pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Mar 14 20:16:51 CET 2012
On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14 March 2012 16:58, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Jim Fulton <jim at zope.com> wrote:
> >> Right. It is only a replacement for use of eggs as a binary
> >> (not installation) format.
> > Or to put it another way, it won't be a replacement for eggs at all.
> > be a replacement for bdist_wininst.
> That is certainly my understanding. Do we need a replacement for eggs?
Nope. My only concern is that unless this is made really clear, people are
likely to think this *is* intended to replace eggs, confusing
eggs-in-general with eggs-as-improved-bdist_dumb/wininst.
Other than that, replacing bdist_dumb and bdist_wininst with something more
sane has my +1. (I just want it clearly labeled as such, since all the
discussion about possibly using the egg format may confuse the unwary.)
If I understand correctly, all this proposal does is update bdist_dumb to
use a saner naming convention, standardize on zip format, and flatten the
inner directory layout. A sort of "bdist_dumb2", if you will.
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