[Distutils] Setuptools 2.0 Released

Erik Bray erik.m.bray at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 21:06:16 CET 2013

On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Jason R. Coombs <jaraco at jaraco.com> wrote:
> The PyPA is pleased to announce the Setuptools 2.0 release.
> This backward-incompatible release drops support for Python 2.4 and Python
> 2.5, but is otherwise compatible with 1.x releases.
> The 1.x series will continue to be supported for bug and security fixes for
> the foreseeable future. This means that any systems with older versions of
> Python should install “setuptools<2dev” or use the legacy bootstrap script,
> available at
> https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap-py24/ez_setup.py for
> Python 2.4 and Python 2.5 users. That link is also published in the README
> as install instructions.
> Please report any emergent issues at
> https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/issues.

Thanks for the awesome work!  I still support 2.5 for a few projects
so it's helpful to know that there are still options available for
such cases.


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