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

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 02:40:51 CEST 2013

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 8:36 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> On Jul 18, 2013, at 8:33 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> We might as well allow happy setuptools users to continue using
> setuptools. I don't care about making a pkg_resources console_scripts
> handler that does the same thing because we can just use the existing
> one. The more important contribution is to provide an alternative for
> people who are not happy setuptools users.
> I generally agree with this :) I just think that we need to close the loop
> on
> our current efforts before adding more things into the fray. The only major
> change to the eco system we've made so far that has actually *shipped*
> to end users is the distribute/setuptools merge and that's causing a lot
> of pain to people.
> Soon we'll at least have a pip version with prelim wheel support but I don't
> even know if it supports metadata 2.0 at all or not yet? I think there's a
> pre-release of wheel that does though?

bdist_wheel will produce json metadata that generally conforms to the
current PEP but no consumer takes advantage of it just yet.

I added the "generator" key to the metadata so it would be easy to
throw out outdated or buggy json metadata.

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