[Distutils] "Python Packaging User Guide"

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 10:03:21 CEST 2013

On 3 July 2013 09:18, Alex Burke <alexjeffburke at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Marcus,
> I would very much like to get involved and help with this effort - in fact
> I was looking to package up some of my own work recently and stumbled on
> The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Packaging but could tell some of the advice was
> out of date having followed the discussions for a while now.
> What I was thinking is it could be useful my documenting exactly what I'm
> having to do, things to remember etc and it'd help me learn things much
> more deeply on the way too. My only concern however would be where to go to
> find the right 'new world' answers. Aside from reading the PEPs etc, are
> there any other points of contact? Is it ok to ask such questions on this
> list?

Asking here, or filing tracker issues on
https://bitbucket.org/pypa/python-packaging-user-guide would be good.

Unless things have changed in the past couple of weeks, the aim is for
people starting from scratch now to grab setuptools 0.7 (or later) and pip
1.4 (or later & once it is released)

I'm not sure on the specific plan for wheel uploads to PyPI myself - I
*believe* we're going to recommend using pip to retrieve
http://wheel.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ to obtain the bdist_wheel command.

There's also the problem of hosting for the setuptools & pip bootstrap
scripts. I believe the plan is to host it at a canonical URL on
pypi.python.org, but I'm not sure of the current status of that.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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