[Distutils] Q about best practices now (or near future)

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Wed Jul 17 17:49:45 CEST 2013

On 17 Jul, 2013, at 17:46, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
>> I'm going to be pushing an update to one of my projects to PyPI this week
>> and so I figured I could use this opportunity to help with patches to the
>> User Guide's packaging tutorial.
>> But to do that I wanted to ask what the current best practices are.
>> * Are we even close to suggesting wheels for source distributions?
> No, wheels don't replace source distributions at all. They just let
> you install something without having to have whatever built the wheel
> from its sdist. It is currently nice to have them available.
> I'd like to see an ambitious person begin uploading wheels that have
> no traditional sdist.

Do you mean an sdist without a setup.py? That will likely take some time,
for the time being projects will still need a setup.py that just prints
information on how to build them (or bootstraps the actual wheel building tool).


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