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

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Fri Oct 3 16:38:45 EDT 2003

On Friday, Oct 3, 2003, at 16:32 America/New_York, Just van Rossum 

> Bob Ippolito wrote:
> [PEP 262]
>> Excellent!  I just scanned it.
> Same here, I didn't know it existed.
>> It covers all of our receipt needs and
>> would alleviate us from doing unsafe version checking.  Unfortunately
>> the patch to distutils was never finished and it seems that it's been
>> idle for a year.
>> Coincidentally, the author of pycrypto wrote that PEP :)
> He's also a (the?) driving force behind PyPI. Anyway, it turns out he
> has withdrawn that PEP:
>   http://mail.python.org/pipermail/catalog-sig/2002-October/000243.html
> I don't agree with his arguments for withdrawing it _at_ _all_. I think
> it's _exactly_ what Python needs: we need a solution that works across
> Python installations across platforms. Maybe we should just grab that
> PEP and reanimate it.

Let's do it, I don't think Fink is the right way to make python tasty 
for OS X users, and Windows users have no Fink.  I'll start looking at 
the distutils source this weekend to see where this needs to integrate.


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