[Python-Dev] PEP 384 accepted

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 23:53:08 CET 2010

2010/12/2 "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de>:
>>> The "distutils is unmaintained" situation. It's not only unmaintained
>>> now, but proposed improvements are rejected without consideration, on
>>> the grounds that they are changes.
>> I welcome those changes in Distutils2. That's the whole point.
> That would be useful if there was a clear vision of when distutils2
> will be released.   Please understand that I'm not blaming you for not
> releasing it (it *is* too much for a single person), but please
> understand that it's also not helpful to submit changes to a codebase
> that is not going to be released in a foreseeable future.

I know you're not blaming me.

Distutils 2 alpha3 is currently released and available at PyPI. I use
it in some of my professional projects FWIW.

alpha4 was postponed but should be out this month. It contains major
features, people from the GSOC worked on.

The initial roadmap was to have a final by the time 3.2 final is out,
but that'll be too short. So the target is to have a beta release for
Pycon, and to sync the final release with 3.3, with lots of feedback
in the meantime hopefully, and people using it from 2.4 onward.

> Regards,
> Martin

Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org

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