[Python-Dev] Package Management - thoughts from the peanut gallery

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 10:01:51 CEST 2009


I have taken the commitment to lead these tasks and synchronize the people
that are willing to help on this.

We are working on several tasks and PEPS to make things happen since the

There's no public roadmap yet on when things will be done (because there's
no 100% certitude yet on what shall be done).
But that it will probably be too late to see it happen in 3.1. Python 2.7
will be our target.

The tasks discussed so far are:

- version definition (http://wiki.python.org/moin/DistutilsVersionFight)
- egg.info standardification (PEP 376)
- metadata enhancement (rewrite PEP 345)
- static metadata definition work  (*)
- creation of a network of OS packager people
- PyPI mirroring (PEP 381)

Each one of this task has a leader, except the one with (*). I just got back
from travelling, and I will reorganize
http://wiki.python.org/moin/Distutils asap to it is up-to-date.

If you want to work on one of this task or feel there's a new task you can
start, please, join Distutils SIG or contact me,


On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 6:55 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>wrote:

> Chris Withers writes:
>  > Personally I feel all of the above are perfectly possible, and can't see
>  > anyone being left unhappy by them. I'm sure I've missed something then,
>  > otherwise why not make it happen?
> Labor shortage.
> We will need a PEP, the PEP will need a sample implementation, and
> a proponent.  Who's gonna bell the cat?
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