[Python-ideas] Moving development out of the standard library

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 21:36:03 CEST 2010

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 9:20 PM, Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
>> > 1. How will distutils2 updates be made available between Python
>> > releases?
>> > 2. How will distutils2 features be made available in older Python
>> > releases?
>> Why are you expecting any of these to happen? I don't know what Tarek
>> intends to do in that respect, but he certainly doesn't have any moral
>> obligation to do external releases.
> distutils2 won't be in 2.7 at least, and any packaging system not available
> for Python 2 would be irrelevant.

Distutils2 will be provided for Python 2.4 to 3.x with frequent releases.

Then, once it's added in 3.2 (maybe 3.3 if not ready by then), its
release cycle will be driven by
Python's one, with backports released at the same pace for Python
versions that didn't have it in
the stdlib.


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