[IPython-dev] Distribution via "Easy Install"?

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Sat Dec 24 19:59:21 EST 2005

Robert Kern wrote:

>>I guess what I'm asking is: given that easy_install in your example already 
>>works, how much exactly should I do to provide 'good citizen' egg support? 
>>Would the following be enough?
>>1. Adding download_url='http://ipython.scipy.org/dist' to setup.py.
>>2. Installing setuptools on my system, so that I can build an egg and put it 
>>up at /dist/ when new releases are made.
> Yes. Anything else might be slightly more convenient, but probably not worth
> your time.

OK, 1. has been committed along with the big pdb rework, and I'll do 2 on my 
box.  These obviously won't have any impact til .16 is out, since the 
register() call is only made at new release time.

Thanks anyway for the tips.  As setuptools mature and we move into the release 
phase for the chainsaw branch, I'll try to make sure that we are good players 
in that environment.



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