[Python-Dev] The fate of Distutils in Python 2.7

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 00:54:02 CET 2010

Just FYI : I am post-poning the revert of Distutils to 2.6.x right
after 2.7a4 has been tagged to avoid any problems (this is in 3 days)

The revert is ready but 3 days is not long enough to make sure
everything is going smooth.

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:44 PM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> This is a follow-up of the Pycon summit + sprints on packaging.
> This is what we have planned to do:
> 1. refactor distutils in a new standalone version called distutils2
> [this is done already and we are actively working in the code]
> 2. completely revert distutils in Lib/ and Doc/ so the code + doc is
> the same than the current 2.6.x branch
> 3. leave the new sysconfig module, that is used by the Makefile and
> the site module
> The rest of the work will happen in distutils2 and we will try to
> release a version asap for Python 2.x and 3.x (2.4 to 3.2), and the
> goal
> is to put it back in the stdlib in Python 3.3
> Distutils in Python will be feature-frozen and I will only do bug
> fixes there.  All feature requests will be redirected to Distutils2.
> I think the easiest way to manage this for me and for the feedback of
> the community is to add in bugs.python.org a "Distutils2" component,
> so I can
> start to reorganize the issues in there and reassign new issues to
> Distutils2 when it applies.
> Regards
> Tarek
> --
> Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org

Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org

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