[Distutils] Accepting PEP 527 (reducing the variety of file types supported by PyPI)

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 07:19:03 EDT 2016

Having reviewed the comments on the PEP 527 thread and the latest
draft of the PEP, I'm now accepting the PEP. This means that:

* supported sdist types will be reduced to .tar.gz and .zip
* projects will need to choose one or the other for future releases
* supported binary formats will be reduced to bdist_wheel and bdist_egg

The problem that Maurits van Rees pointed out with ez_setup.py
currently still specifically looking for a zip file and processing it
accordingly can be resolved by setuptools settling on zip as its sdist
publication format (unless/until ez_setup.py is changed to handle


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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