[Image-SIG] Proper Package for PIL

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Nov 8 23:24:12 CET 2007

Stephan Richter wrote:

> I am a Zope 3 developer and we have moved all our code into PyPI projects. 
> Some of our packages require PIL. Unfortunately, we cannot list PIL as a 
> dependency, since its distributions are not uploaded to PyPI and the download 
> URL does not provide access the adequate links.
> For us, having a valid package/egg for PIL at the right location is very 
> important. I would love to contribute proper packaging and eggification to 
> PIL. (In fact, the Zope 3 community already has a proper, Tk-free egg for PIL 
> at http://download.zope.org/distribution/PILwoTk-
> However, even if we package PIL correctly, we cannot put it into PyPI, since 
> noone but "effbot" has permissions to upload new PIL releases.
> So what do we have to do to get this done?

posting a short how-to ("proper packaging/eggification for dummies/lazy 
programmers") and the necessary tweaks to setup.py to this list would be 
a good start, I think.


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