[Python-Dev] Accept just PEP-0426

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 01:46:41 CET 2012

The "I bundled a renamed copy of six" is a totally different case which would not invoke provides-dist. "I merged sqlalchemy with a previously separate but wildly popular declarative / database support / whatever extension" would invoke provides-dist.

Daniel Holth

On Nov 19, 2012, at 7:41 PM, Donald Stufft <donald.stufft at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:37 PM, PJ Eby wrote:
>> Can we maybe kill Provides-Dist and its associated baggage first, though?
> I would love to kill Provides-Dist. The biggest question there is how do you handle it's
> functionality? If someone needs setuptools but they have distribute installed they
> both shouldn't get installed.
> The need for it for the "2 packages being distributed together" I'm (personally)
> less concerned about since with proper dependency data we should be
> able to just depend on things instead of bundling them. 
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