[Distutils] Setuptools-Distribute merge announcement

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Thu Mar 14 12:36:37 CET 2013

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:54 PM, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> Jason Coombs (head of the Distribute project) and I are working on
> merging the bulk of the improvements distribute made into the
> setuptools code base.  He has volunteered to take over maintenance of
> setuptools, and I welcome his assistance.  I appreciate the
> contributions made by the distribute maintainers over the years, and
> am glad to have Jason's help in getting those contributions into
> setuptools as well.  Continuing to keep the code bases separate isn't
> helping anybody, and as setuptools moves once again into active
> development to deal with the upcoming shifts in the Python-wide
> packaging infrastructure (the new PEPs, formats, SSL, TUF, etc.), it
> makes sense to combine efforts.

That's awesome news. Thanks Phillip and Jason!


Jim Fulton
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