[Distutils] Current Python packaging status (from my point of view)

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 09:10:08 EDT 2016

On 1 November 2016 at 12:19, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> It isn't that simple, as what you really want to automate is the
> *release process*, where you upload an sdist, and the wheels *just
> happen* for:
> - the Python versions you want to support (e.g 2.7, 3.4, 3.5)
> - the platforms you want to support (typically x86_64 for Windows, Mac
> OS X, manylinux1, and maybe 32 bit Windows as well)
> Adding a new Python release or a new platform to the build
> configuration is currently an activity that requires per-project work
> when in theory a build service could just add it automatically based
> on when new releases happen.

Ah. If you're looking for automated publication on PyPI (or
alternatively, creation and maintenance of a secondary index for
wheels) then yes, that's a much bigger piece of work.


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