[Python-Dev] Packaging and binary distributions
pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Nov 5 03:24:52 CET 2011
On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 6:52 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30 October 2011 18:04, Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:
> > Has anyone analyzed the current packages on PyPI to see how many provide
> > binary distributions and in what format?
> A very quick and dirty check:
> dmg: 5
> rpm: 12
> msi: 23
> dumb: 132
> wininst: 364
> egg: 2570
> That's number of packages with binary distributions in that format.
> It's hard to be sure about egg distributions, as many of these could
> be pure-python (there's no way I know, from the PyPI metadata, to
> check this).
FYI, the egg filename will contain a distutils platform identifier (e.g.
'win32', 'macosx', 'linux', etc.) after the 'py2.x' tag if the egg is
platform-specific. Otherwise, it's pure Python.
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