[Python-Dev] Python Package Management Roadmap in Python Releases

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Thu Oct 22 03:17:59 CEST 2009

On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:56:57 -0700, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:

> but I don't see why python-dev should have input on that sort of thing.

python-dev is the only place where we could get a change to the
binary release. We'd need a change and the addition of a program

> If you want distutils to expose something to make it easier to write your
> tool then that belong on the distutils-sig. But otherwise this seems
> off-topic for python-dev.

I didn't ask for that - because I know that getting that assistance on the
distutils side is certainly possible.

Distutils is simply just one of the many libraries within python. It
have an external interface.

The roadmap for distutils for windows doesn't include getting a shortcut
or utility for windows so that's why I'm asking about it here.

Surely logic says that if it's 'python' and 'development' and it's
not in distutils then some discussion of it should be allowed here.

What I am really talking about is the menu shortcuts in the cpython
distribution for windows. And how they can be improved to help
windows users. This is the only place that I can think to discuss

Best Regards


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