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From Andi Vajda <va...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release PyLucene 3.5.0 rc2
Date Thu, 08 Dec 2011 19:45:45 GMT

On Thu, 8 Dec 2011, Bill Janssen wrote:

> Andi Vajda <vajda@apache.org> wrote:
>
>>> Yes, I could see that.  setuptools plays all kinds of games to achieve
>>> its ends, some of them broken.  Thank heaven for distutils2/packaging.
>>
>> What ? another 'dist' thing ?
>> So that leaves us with distutils 1, 2, setuptools and distribute. My informa=
>> tion may be incomplete, out of date or incorrect, of course :-)
>
> Yes, after all, an hour has gone by :-).
>
> Distutils2 (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Distutils2) is the Python 2.x
> name for the new Python 3 packaging system, called, imaginatively
> enough, "packaging".  It replaces "distutils" in Python 3.3.  So the
> "correct" thing to do is to use "distutils2" for Python 2.x-3.2, and
> "packaging" thereafter; the data files and operation should be the same
> for both.  "setup.py" is gone; long live "setup.cfg".  "easy_install" is
> gone; long live "pysetup run".

What about 'distribute', the python 3.x 'setuptools' replacement that forked 
off of it ?
Can distutils2 build a Library correctly (thus relieving us of setuptools 
requirement for shared mode) ?

Andi..

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