[Python-Dev] Distutils2 scripts

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 15:38:47 CEST 2010

2010/10/8 Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>:
>  On 08/10/2010 14:28, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 15:22, Tarek Ziadé<ziade.tarek at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> Mmm.. setup.py is gone in D2, and setup.py will be the marker of d1.
>> So, sorry for backing up to this, but isn't it true that many projects
>> do custom stuff in their setup.py that they wouldn't be able to do in
>> setup.cfg? Is the goal really to make that impossible/unnecessary?
> The goal is to make it unnecessary. My understanding is that it will still
> be possible to use a setup.py, just unnecessary for the vast majority of
> cases.

Yes. And to make it possible to keep a d1 setup.py, which works with
all installers out there, we decided that d2 would ignore that file,
and provide other ways to hook code if necessary.

IOW one project may provide a d1 setup.py and a d2 configuration in
the same release.

> All the best,
> Michael
>>  In
>> Mercurial, for example, we have a fairly large setup.py that helps us
>> deal with many kinds of issues: incomplete Python installations on
>> different platforms, adding packages depending on the platform, do
>> custom stuff to compile gettext files, etc...
>> Cheers,
>> Dirkjan
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