ANN: distlib 0.2.6 released on PyPI

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at
Sat Oct 28 08:04:21 EDT 2017

I've just released version 0.2.6 of distlib on PyPI [1]. For newcomers,distlib is a library of packaging functionality which is intended to beusable as the basis for third-party packaging tools.
The main changes in this release are as follows:
* Fixed #99: Updated to handle a case where sys.getfilesystemencoding()  returns None.
* Fixed #97: Eliminated a crash in EggInfoDistribution.list_distinfo_files()  which was caused by trying to open a non-existent file.
* Fixed #96: SimpleScrapingLocator no longer fails prematurely when scraping  links due to invalid versions.
* Improved error messages issued when interpreting markers.
* Improved the shebangs written into installed scripts when the interpreter  path is very long or contains spaces (to cater for a limitation in shebang  line parsing on Linux).
* Updated launcher binaries.
A more detailed change log is available at [2].
Please try it out, and if you find any problems or have any suggestions forimprovements, please give some feedback using the issue tracker! [3]

Vinay Sajip

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