[Distutils] Setuptools 0.8 and Distribute 0.7.3 (legacy wrapper) now released

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Jul 6 06:07:41 CEST 2013

On 6 Jul 2013 04:08, "Jason R. Coombs" <jaraco at jaraco.com> wrote:
> The PyPA is excited to announce the public release of Setuptools 0.8.
This release of setuptools provides no additional functionality over
Setuptools 0.7.x except that it no longer requires 2to3 to build/install on
Python 3. What this means for packaging is that tools like pip and
virtualenv can now invoke setuptools directly on all supported Python
versions (currently 2.4+). This build enables more natural upgrades and
helps address many of the bugs that the 2to3 conversion process triggered.

Great news! Thanks for working to get these out quickly to improve the
upgrade path from older versions :)


> Additionally, Distribute 0.7.3 has also been released to PyPI. Distribute
0.7 was designed to ease the upgrade process from Distribute 0.6.x to
Setuptools 0.7. This new version, 0.7.3, is a re-release of the legacy
wrapper 0.7, but additionally bundles the Setuptools 0.8 code for the
purposes of bootstrapping the upgrade. This version specifically eases
upgrades on systems running older systems. Now, one can readily upgrade any
environment with Distribute 0.6 by simply upgrading (using pip or
easy_install) to Distribute 0.7.3, which will replace the ‘distribute’
package with an empty shell leaving setuptools >= 0.7 (probably 0.8)
> Enjoy, and please report any issues with either of these packages at the
Setuptools project page (https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools).
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