[Python-Dev] Packaging and binary distributions

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Nov 5 03:30:14 CET 2011

Urgh.  I guess that was already answered.  Guess this'll teach me not to
reply to a thread before waiting for ALL the messages to download over a
low-bandwidth connection...  (am on the road at the moment and catching up
on stuff in spare cycles - sorry for the noise)

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 10:24 PM, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:

> 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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