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

kiorky kiorky at cryptelium.net
Fri Oct 9 01:11:09 CEST 2009

Tarek Ziadé a écrit :

> The choice to deprecate easy_install in 0.7 is done because the Pip project
> is not far to meet all uses cases easy_install users have, and we're betting
> on the fact that Pip is active and will be much more advanced that what
> we could do with a 'new' refactored easy_install by the time 0.7 is ready.

But how about retro-compatibility?
Like with all those buildout recipes which relies on setuptool APIs
(Requirement, PackageIndex and so on), it's a risk to break same at some point.

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