[Python-Dev] question about packaging

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Dec 30 02:02:34 CET 2012

> On Dec 29, 2012, at 5:47 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> > The current effort seems to be distlib, Vinay's project to gather the
> > "good parts" of packaging and distutils as a library API:
> > http://packages.python.org/distlib/
> > (there's an active bitbucket repo)



for the latest code, which is periodically pushed to


The latest documentation is at


While distlib focuses on the packaging PEPs and standardised formats, it is
intended to be possible to build packaging systems on top of it. Compared to
distutils2, distlib aims to make it easier to transition from existing
packaging infrastructure and tools (distutils, setuptools/distribute).

Some of the PEPs are still in flux (e.g. PEP 426, PEP 427).


Vinay Sajip

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