[Python-Dev] a new setuptools release?

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Oct 7 21:35:18 CEST 2009

At 07:27 PM 10/7/2009 +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>Having more competition will also help, e.g. ActiveState's PyPM looks
>promising (provided they choose to open-source it) and then there's

Note that both PyPM and pip use setuptools as an important piece of 
their implementation (as does buildout), so they are technically the 
competition of easy_install, rather than setuptools per se.

IOW, putting setuptools in the stdlib wouldn't be declaring a victor 
in the installation tools competition, it'd simply be providing 
infrastructure for (present and future) tools to build on.

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