[Distutils] Are there any plans to move to pip/wheels in buildout?

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 17:14:55 CET 2014

On 3 December 2014 at 16:05, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wheel also has its own installer. It hasn't received as much attention
> since pip gained support.

That's actually a very good point - the wheel project has its own
"install a wheel" API, not just the command line tool. If that's all
buildout needs, it may be a simple way of adding wheel support. If
buildout needs "the other stuff" that pip/setuptools provides, around
discovery and downloading from PyPI, version/requirements checking,
script wrappers, etc, then that's a bigger issue of course.


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