[Distutils] Ensuring source availability for PyPI entries / PEP: Build system abstraction for pip/conda etc

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Thu Feb 11 15:53:35 EST 2016

On 12 February 2016 at 08:45, Wes Turner <wes.turner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 11, 2016 1:23 PM, "Robert Collins" <robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:

>> We already have a command which outputs the needed info (as egg info)
>> - and my draft PEP has a similar one, using PEP427 wheel METADATA
>> format.
> with JSON-LD.org, warehouse can be built with RDFJS.org for the UI; and
> anything could index the catalog metadata (e.g. pip, as it does things)

This is a non-sequitor and entirely unrelated to the discussion with
Marc-Andre about reusing setup.py as the interface vs a new interface.

>> Plus the one I've already mentioned
>>  - how do we fix the bootstrap issue setup.py has ?
> https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py

How does that address the issue? I think perhaps you are thinking of
'how do you install pip'. The thing I'm referring to is 'how do you
install flit', or 'numpy', or other build time requirements. It must
be automated, such that pip can do it.


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hpe.com>
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