[Distutils] Specific packaging goals and a tentative timeline

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 10:53:53 CEST 2013

On 20 July 2013 17:40, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20 July 2013 04:27, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It doesn't help that the
>> Microsoft provided UI for configuring environment variables hasn't
>> seen any serious improvements in the better part of two decades :P
> AFAIK, for setting environment variables, the Unix UI hasn't changed in a
> lot longer than that...
> (Sorry, knee-jerk reaction to digs at Windows there :-))

Hey, I come by my hatred of that <censored> panel honestly! When a
flat text file with an arcane name is a UI upgrade... :)


P.S. For those that don't know (which is probably most people), I was
a professional C/C++/Python programmer on Windows (starting with NT4!)
from late 2000 through to early 2011. I just haven't used it for
*personal* software development since 2004 or so, when I decided
learning Linux was easier than trying to get CPython to build on
Windows with the very limited free tools that existed in the days
prior to Visual Studio Express :)

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

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