[Python-Dev] BDFL pronouncement?

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Oct 9 17:01:36 CEST 2009

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I'm saying that I don't expect setuptools 0.7 to appear before Tarek's
> Distribute is mature and in widespread use. IOW I support Tarek's fork
> and suggest nobody hold their breath waiting for setuptools 0.7.

Well, if this was the BDFL pronouncement that a lot of people have taken 
it to be, does that allow Martin von Lewis to give the keys to 
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools to the "distribute" developers, 
so we can get on and use the original "setuptools" name without all the 
confusion and hackery needed to make "distribute" work?



PS: I had thought that MvL couldn't help because of ez_setup.py, but 
it's only buildout that appears foolish enough to have a hardcoded 
download of:

exec urllib2.urlopen('http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py'
                      ).read() in ez

..and even that will keep working provided PJE doesn't take it down...

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