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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Oct 22 12:20:03 CEST 2009

Glenn Linderman <v+python <at> g.nevcal.com> writes:
> Maybe what David is missing is that since python-dev is uninterested in 
> the package management issue, [...]

It's a bit strong to say we are uninterested. Most of us are not interested
enough to tackle it ourselves (*), but we are certainly interested in good
package management being available for Python.

(*) Remember, however, that Tarek and work on Distribute, and also on bringing
pieces of setuptools/Distribute functionality into distutils.

It's true, however, that it is probably not the place to ask for advice with
directions to follow for a yet unwritten piece of software. The only piece of
advice (besides "forget Tk and use a modern toolkit" :-)) I could give would be
to build on Distribute, rather than reinvent a whole bunch of mechanisms.



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