[Python-Dev] Distutils and Distribute roadmap (and some words on Virtualenv, Pip)

Simon Cross hodgestar+pythondev at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 14:52:24 CEST 2009

 On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> = Virtualenv and the multiple version support in Distribute =
> My opinion is that this tool exists only because Python doesn't
> support the installation of multiple versions for the same
> distributions.

This is not at all how I use virtualenv. For me virtualenv is a
sandbox so that I don't have to become root whenever I need to install
a Python package for testing purposes and to allow me to hop between
sets of installed Python packages while developing on multiple Python
projects. I also use it as a sandbox for build bots so that multiple
bots on the same machine can each build their own projects with just
the known dependencies installed.


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