[Distutils] [final version?] PEP 513 - A Platform Tag for Portable Linux Built Distributions

Matthias Klose doko at ubuntu.com
Mon Feb 1 18:37:57 EST 2016

On 30.01.2016 00:29, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think this is ready for pronouncement now -- thanks to everyone for
> all their feedback over the last few weeks!

I don't think so.  I am biased because I'm the maintainer for Python in 
Debian/Ubuntu.  So I would like to have some feedback from maintainers of Python 
in other Linux distributions (Nick, no, you're not one of these).

The proposal just takes some environment and declares that as a standard.  So 
everybody wanting to supply these wheels basically has to use this environment. 
Without giving any details, without giving any advise how to produce such wheels 
in other environments. Without giving any hints how such wheels may be broken 
with newer environments.  Without mentioning this is am64/i386 only.
There might be more. Pretty please be specific about your environment.  Have a 
look how the LSB specifies requirements on the runtime environment ... and then 
ask yourself why the lsb doesn't have any real value.


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