distributing python software in jar like fashion

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 19:26:06 CET 2007


John Nagle wrote:
>      Were Python "eggs" a flop, or what?

No.

>      We need to have one packager that everyone agrees on.
> Otherwise, installs become a mess, and then you have to have
> installers that handle multiple packagers.

Eggs and Squisher are complementary tools. Squisher is good for distributing an
application with all of its dependencies in a single file; it is not a packager
or installer for libraries. Eggs are good for distributing libraries and plugins
and their dependencies.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco




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