[Pythonmac-SIG] Package Manager idea, adding a URL scheme

Just van Rossum just at letterror.com
Fri Oct 3 16:04:09 EDT 2003

Bob Ippolito, shifting subjects:

> Another problem I've had with bundlebuilder is that some packages put
> "resource files" in their package, for example pygame includes the
> default .icns file and at least one .ttf that it needs for correct
> operation.  It would be nice if pygame could tell bundlebuilder (by
> external metadata or directly) that it needs to have all of its files
> included in a plain way, not be shoved in a zip file.

Bundlebuilder only puts .pyc data in a zip file, all other resources are
included "in a plain way". However, the problem of data files belonging
to Python modules/packages is much bigger than bundlebuilder, and
deserves it's own PEP.

BTW. here is a PEP that is immediately relevant to our (other)



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