[Distutils] [buildout] branches languishing? (site-packages and distutils scripts)

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Mar 26 16:38:32 CEST 2012

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 7:54 AM, Hanno Schlichting <hanno at hannosch.eu> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Reinout van Rees <reinout at vanrees.org> wrote:
>> On 26-03-12 13:41, Jim Fulton wrote:
>>> Does anyone have any objections to renaming the project "buildout"?
>> Rename is fine with me.
> +1
> But there's about 20 or so packages on PyPi using buildout as a
> namespace package.

Gaaaa. I wasn't aware of that.

> That'll work just fine, as long as the new buildout
> puts the magic into its top level __init__.py and has no other code
> there.

No, it won't. You can't count on the order that namespace packages get
scanned, so you really can't have code in __init__.py if you want to
count on it getting installed.

This needs more thought.  The new buildout could be a subpackage
of the buildout namespace, although that seems awkward. Maybe
it would be best to stick with zc.buildout 2.x.


Jim Fulton

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