[Distutils] wheel building help needed

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 09:06:06 CET 2014

On 6 February 2014 05:37, Evgeny Sazhin <eugene at sazhin.us> wrote:
> I think it could be very beneficial to have it all moved under one umbrella project or wrapper or something like that. I as a user am interested in centralized thing that knows how to take care of everything i need in order to make a wheel.
> Why not to have only setup.cfg (even better wheel.cfg)  that describes all necessary things including includes and package details and then have "wheel" command that knows to create it properly basing on this config? One config file, one dependencies file (requirements.txt) - one command that does the work = what the doctor ordered! No?

This is one of the major things being worked on at the moment -
initially, putting the documentation together in one place
(http://python-packaging-user-guide.readthedocs.org/en/latest/) and
eventually having a more "unified" build process, but that's some way
off. Experience and feedback like yours is immensely useful in making
sure things are documented in a way that is accessible to newcomers
(most of us round here are a bit too close to the problem to know
what's needed :-)). So many thanks for taking the time to post your


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