[Distutils] Who administers bugs.python.org, and can we get a notice on the setuptools tracker?

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Aug 5 15:28:04 CEST 2013

Hi.  Not sure who this should go to, but it would be really good if we
could get a prominent notice on the old setuptools tracker (at
bugs.python.org), specifically on the issue creation screen, to inform
people that this tracker is only for setuptools 0.6, and that issues
for later versions should go to
https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/issues instead (with a link, of

Right now, what's happening is that, despite all the other prominent
links to the correct tracker, there are still people going to the old
tracker and posting issues for the newer versions of setuptools.  This
means they then have to wait for me to tell them they're in the wrong
place, and then resubmit to the correct tracker.

Setuptools 0.6 is still supported, so closing the tracker entirely
isn't appropriate just yet, but putting up a prominent notice on the
issue submission screen saying, "If you're reporting an issue for
setuptools 0.7 or higher, please use....".

Thanks in advance!

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