[Distutils] draft PEP: manylinux1

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Sun Jan 24 19:23:33 EST 2016

> On Jan 24, 2016, at 7:21 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> Maybe we need wheel-builders-sig? Their mandate would be to hash out
> things like how to build binary-libraries-wrapped-up-in-wheels, share
> knowledge about the minutiae of linker behavior on different platforms
> (oh god there's so much minutiae), maintain tools like delocate and
> auditwheel (and whatever the equivalent will be for windows... and do
> we really need 3 different tools?), collect knowledge from where it's
> scattered now and put it into the guide at packaging.python.org [1],
> etc.? It seems a bit outside distutils-sig's focus in practice, since
> this would all be about third-party tools and individual package
> authors as opposed to distutils-sig's focus on writing
> interoperability PEPs and maintaining the core python.org-affiliated
> infrastructure like PyPI / setuptools / pip.

I’m not about to tell someone they *have* to use distutils-sig, but I
think at this point it’s perfectly reasonable to discuss things of
this nature here as well. distutils-sig would really be more accurate
if it was named packaging-sig, but historical reasons ;)

Donald Stufft
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