[Numpy-discussion] [SciPy-User] Announcing toydist, improving distribution and packaging situation

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 02:51:38 EST 2010

On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 10:43 PM, Pierre Raybaut <contact at pythonxy.com> wrote:
> Hi David,
> Following your announcement for the 'toydist' module, I think that
> your project is very promising: this is certainly a great idea and it
> will be very controversial but that's because people expectactions are
> great on this matter (distutils is so disappointing indeed).
> Anyway, if I may be useful, I'll gladly contribute to it.
> In time, I could change the whole Python(x,y) packaging system (which
> is currently quite ugly... but easy/quick to manage/maintain) to
> use/promote this new module.

That would be a good way to test toydist on a real, complex package. I
am not familiar at all with python(x,y) internals. Do you have some
explanation I could look at somewhere ?

In the meantime, I will try to clean-up the code to have a first
experimental release.



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