[Python-Dev] Adding a Pip GUI to IDLE and idlelib (GSOC project)

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Mar 28 14:21:38 EDT 2016

On 3/28/2016 12:50 PM, Ethan Furman wrote:
> On 03/26/2016 11:13 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> Summary: There are two prospective Google Summer of Code (GSOC) students
>> applying to work on writing a gui interface to the basic pip functions
>> needed by beginners.  I expect Google to accept their proposals.  Before
>> I commit to mentoring a student (sometime in April), I would like to be
>> sure, by addressing any objections now, that I will be able to commit
>> the code when ready (August or before).
>> Thoughts?
> I think it's a great idea, and have no objections.  `pip` is now
> included by default, yes?

The stdlib includes the ensurepip package. Our Windows and, I believe, 
OSX installers run ensurepip.__init__._main.

>  In those cases where it isn't, IDLE could let
> the user know they need to install it.

"Ensure pip / Upgrade pip" is the first feature on Raymond's list.

Terry Jan Reedy

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