When Python *Eggs* better than Python *distutils*?? What's Eggs?
mauriceling at acm.org
Wed Dec 21 14:36:30 CET 2005
Xavier Morel wrote:
> seberino at spawar.navy.mil wrote:
>> So basically Python Eggs precompiles and compresses
>> binaries for you so you just have to load it to run
>> your app?
> Nah, Eggs is a packaging system, what you don't have to do is
> compile/configure, because the packaging does that for you. It also
> handles things like pre-required packages (the packages that this
> package uses), even though that doesn't always work atm.
> If you ever used a debian-based linux system, think of Eggs as a
> Python-specific apt-get.
> The most advanced kind of language-specific installer atm is the Ruby
> Gems packaging and distribution system (http://docs.rubygems.org/), go
> check it for more insight of what Eggs wants to be (and I hope it'll
> evolve to be as good as gems) (and the install software should be named
> eggs or hatch, not easy_install, ugly).
I think this is one very specific area that one BIG community-wide
concerted effort is better than a few smaller ones. Is there any chance
of better coordination in this area?
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