[Distutils] PEP 517: Build frontend responsibilities

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sat Aug 19 16:48:34 EDT 2017

On 19 August 2017 at 21:30, xoviat <xoviat at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also, I disagree with this point. I think it's still possible (and in fact
> preferable) to have setuptools and pip 'test this out' with appropriate
> fallbacks before opening this up to the wider community. Most people
> wouldn't even notice because they wouldn't be using HEAD.

The same people who would notice it are probably just as able to apply
a patch/PR or grab a fork. So your PRs are available for people to
test if they want to, they don't need to be merged for that to happen.

The setuptools and pip master branches are for things which *are*
expected to go into the next version, not for experimental changes
(for pip, we should be able to release from master whenever we want
to, I suspect setuptools has a similar policy).


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