[Python-Dev] "PIL" vs. "Imaging" (was Re: eggs now mandatory for pypi?)

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Oct 5 21:03:38 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 8:48 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:

> names for the same thing.  (I'm guessing that PIL was registered on PyPI
> manually, before the "setup.py register" command existed.  Heck, it was
> probably being distributed before the distutils even existed, and indeed
> before there were such things as "packages" in Python.)

$ more PIL/Image.py
# partial release history:
# 1995-09-09 fl   Created
# 1996-03-11 fl   PIL release 0.0
# 1996-04-30 fl   PIL release 0.1b1

Looks like the quickest fix is to distribute two source packages, one
built the traditional way to eliminate breakage for people using the
current tarball layout, and one built with "sdist".


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