[Distutils] Announcing Setuptools 0.7b3

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Sun May 26 00:36:38 CEST 2013

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On 05/25/2013 04:40 PM, Jason R. Coombs wrote:
> Setuptools and Distribute are now merged, and the new home can be
> found at https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools.
> Issues for Distribute are still being maintained at its old home, but 
> releases are now made from the 'distribute' fork on the setuptools
> repo. Future releases of Distribute (if any) will be maintenance
> only.
> The new setuptools, which is designed to be largely compatible both
> with Distribute and Setuptools can now be downloaded on the
> 'downloads' page of the PyPA site:
> https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/downloads
> For those familiar with setuptools/distribute, the upgrade process is
> pretty straightforward: remove your old versions of distribute and/or
> setuptools and install the latest. To install the latest, extract the
> .tar.gz, and run setup.py in the target environment. Windows .msi
> installers have been provided as well. Ez_setup.py will not yet work
> until the official release is made to PyPI.
> I encourage all of those with experience or interest in packaging to
> try out the new setuptools in your environments. Test it against your
> tool chain. Provide feedback and file issues in the project site.
> This limited public release is provided as an advance release prior to
> the full public release. Assuming there are no reported blocking
> issues, a final 0.7 release will be made to PyPI in the coming weeks.

Congratulations, and thanks to the PyPA developers for coming together to
produce this unified release.

FWIW, I was just able to update a setuptools 0.6 virtualenv via:

  $ bin/easy_install -U

For a distribute-based virtualenv, I had to delete the 'distribute' entry
in 'site-pacakges' after running the 'easy_install' command.

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