[Distutils] Pip 10.0 has been released

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Sat Apr 14 08:50:43 EDT 2018

Thanks and congratulations to everyone who has worked on pip!

On Sat, Apr 14, 2018, at 1:47 PM, Paul Moore wrote:
> On behalf of the PyPA, I am pleased to announce that pip 10.0 has just
> been released. This release has been the culmination of many months of
> work by the community.
> To install pip 10.0, you can run
>     python -m pip install --upgrade pip
> or use get-pip, as described in
> https://pip.pypa.io/en/latest/installing. If you are using a version
> of pip supplied by your distribution vendor, vendor-supplied upgrades
> will be available in due course (or you can use pip 10 in a virtual
> environment).
> (One minor issue with using get-pip on Windows - when you download
> get-pip.py, rename it to something that doesn't include "pip" in the
> name, such as "gp.py", as the standard name triggers a check in pip
> that aborts the run - this is being tracked in
> https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/5219).
> Highlights of the new release:
> * Python 2.6 is no longer supported - if you need pip on Python 2.6,
> you should stay on pip 9, which is the last version to support Python
> 2.6.
> * Support for PEP 518, which allows projects to specify what packages
> they require in order to build from source. (PEP 518 support is
> currently limited, with full support coming in future versions - see
> the documentation for details).
> * Significant improvements in Unicode handling for non-ASCII locales on Windows.
> * A new "pip config" command.
> * The default upgrade strategy has become "only-if-needed"
> * Many bug fixes and minor improvements.
> In addition, the previously announced reorganisation of pip's
> internals has now taken place. Unless you are the author of code that
> imports the pip module (or a user of such code), this change will not
> affect you. If you are affected, please report the issue to the author of the
> offending code (refer them to
> https://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2017-October/031642.html
> for the details of the announcement).
> Thanks to everyone who put so much effort into the new release. Many
> of the contributions came from community members, whether in the form
> of code, participation in design discussions, or bug reports. The pip
> development team is extremely grateful to everyone in the community
> for their contributions.
> Thanks,
> Paul
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