[Python-Dev] eggs now mandatory for pypi?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Oct 5 13:28:43 CEST 2009

He's not the first one from the Zope community (whatever that is)
that's behaved this way on this specific topic.  The problem here is
that a certain (marginal) user community decides to standardize on a
certain distribution model, and then goes off attacking people who've
released stuff *before* they did that.  That *is* a community problem.

(Luckily, there are people helping out, and the "nice people
driven-development" rule overrides that other rule I mentioned, so
things will get tweaked sooner or later.)


On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 1:02 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Fredrik Lundh wrote:
>> Oh, it was just yet another Zope developer behaving like an ass.  Why
>> am I not surprised?
> Tarring an entire community for the actions of one twit is more than a
> little unfair.
> It's fine that you don't like eggs and it's fine that you don't want to
> provide them. There's a reason egg-based packaging tools make it fairly
> easy to create an egg from a normal sdist package.
> As for people being twits... it's the internet. There isn't a lot to be
> done other than to ignore them.
> Cheers,
> Nick.
> --
> Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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