[Python-Dev] Python 2.1.1 and distutils

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2001 21:21:00 +0200

Thomas Wouters wrote:
> I've got a few distutils fixes pending (the unixcompiler thing, and
> Just/Jack mentioned a few Mac/Metroworks fixes they wanted in) but I'm not
> sure how to handle this; distutils has a separate version number, and I seem
> to recall it is/was developed seperately. Basically I'm distutils-ignorant,
> as I hardly have a need to distribute my scripts :)
> Anyway, should I apply the fixes and up the version number ? Apply the fixes
> but keep quiet about them ? Hand the fixes over to someone with distutils
> clue ? Scream and shout ? (Always my favorite, that ;P)
> (BTW, Jack, Just, I'm waiting for one of you to follow up on the metroworks
> thing; just mail me the patches, preferably written in blood, with a signed
> confession that they won't break any code what so ever :-)

Why not simply include the latest stable distutils version in
Python 2.1.1 and add the new patches/features to the next
distutils release (which would then go into 2.1.2, etc.) ?

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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