[Pythonmac-SIG] Mac Python and eggs...

Charlie Moad cwmoad at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 04:14:10 CET 2006

On 1/23/06, Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
> On Jan 23, 2006, at 6:50 PM, Charlie Moad wrote:
> >>> Yes, the egg itself gets hosted on Cheese Shop, as well as the
> >>> source
> >>> download (hence the "upload").
> >>>
> >>> The packages you often use are not yet using setuptools,
> >>
> >> Do you know of a package I can find on cheeseshop that is using
> >> setuptools? I'd like to get a sense of what features that offers.
> >>
> >>> so it's no
> >>> surprise that they don't take advantage of these new features that
> >>> aren't in distutils.
> >>
> >> Well, matplotlib has an egg on the sourceforge download site, and
> >> NumPy
> >> is putting its include files in a odd place specifically to
> >> accommodate
> >> ssetuptools, and neither of those have eggs on cheeseshop. I guess
> >> setuptools really hasn't caught on yet. but it does seem to be
> >> gaining a
> >> lot of momentum, so I'm hopeful.
> >
> > I just thought I would mention that you don't see the mpl eggs on
> > cheeseshop for a reason.  The download url is set to mpl's sf files
> > page.  Setuptools is smart enough to look at cheeseshop and see the
> > download url and then find the correct egg from there, hence
> > 'easy_install matplotlib' works.  Sorry if I misinterpreted your post.
> The reason you don't see the egg on Cheese Shop is because a
> maintainer did not upload it to Cheese Shop, period.
> setuptools is smart enough to install things from SVN urls, source
> tarballs/zips, and eggs.. and it does a relatively good job at
> globbing those URLs out of anchor tags on the HTML pages that it
> finds via the Cheese Shop metadata -- but that's not *why* the eggs
> aren't on Cheese Shop.

My post was mpl specific, but in general of course that's the case.

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