[Python-Dev] "setuptools has divided the Python community"

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Wed Mar 25 23:56:21 CET 2009

Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> writes:

> If you would, I'd appreciate it. Sometimes I feel that the
> distutils/setuptools discussions need better input from the
> non-web-developer community. And even more so from the "not a
> developer, just a user" community!

And the often-obscured community: those who desperately want the
Python stuff to just behave the same way everything else on their
system does, i.e. be managed approrpiately by the operating system
package manager. A Python-specific packaging system which makes it
harder to fit Python packages into a broader OS policy works very much
at odds with that.

However, I, too, am on a different continent from the conference.

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Ben Finney

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