[Distutils] Handling the binary dependency management problem

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 12:17:29 CET 2013

On 3 December 2013 10:36, Oscar Benjamin <oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps it would help if there were wheels for conda and its
> dependencies.

That may well be a good idea. One thing pip does is go to great
lengths to *not* have any dependencies (by vendoring everything it
needs, and relying only on pure Python code). It looks like the conda
devs haven't (yet? ;-)) found the need to do that. So a suitable set
of wheels would go a long way to improving the bootstrap experience.

Having to have MSVC (or gcc, I guess, if they can get your build
issues fixed) if you want to bootstrap conda is a pretty significant


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