[Distutils] guidance for contributing to packaging docs

Alex Burke alexjeffburke at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 15:26:48 CET 2014

Hi all,

I've been a regular reader of the packaging mailing list for a little while
now and, though I don't yet feel up to working on code, wanted to see if I
could help with documentation as both an exercise in my understanding as
well as being able to help others (I struggled a little mid to late last
year trying to figure out best practices for packaging Python code).

My question might seem a little broad, but where would it be most useful to
focus documentation contributions? For example I know the python packaging
guide is being fleshed out, but it's seemed somewhat in a state of flux and
keeping up with reorganisations has been a little tricky.

Any pointers or specific suggestions would be really useful. Perhaps it
would it be best to wait until Python 3.4 ships with ensurepip given how
much advicethat might affect?

Incidentally, thought I'd mention it is a very welcome surprise to those I
have spoken to about Python that it will soon have an integrated and
blessed package managing solution that ships with default builds. It seems
to be a common point of confusion or even slight or against what is
otherwise considered a fantastic language. Kudos to everyone involved.

Thanks, Alex J Burke.
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