[Image-SIG] Proper Package for PIL

Jeff Kowalczyk jtk at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 9 15:51:00 CEST 2008

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-

Reviving this thread, as Django-1.0 will ship in September with an
optional PIL dependency. Plone has long had a hard dependency on PIL.

Both Django and Plone work fine with PILwoTk, so if a similarly packaged
PIL were uploaded to PyPI, it would be helpful for users and packagers of
these frameworks.


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