Roundup Tracker - Issues


Author jerrykan
Recipients ThomasAH, ber, jerrykan, tonich
Date 2016-01-07.13:36:26
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A third option is to just revert hg4963:cdfb1a3fb56f for the v1.5.1
release and migrate to setuputils for the next release...

As far as I can tell the 'develop' command available in setuptools is
mainly used for doing a pseudo install of a package so that it appears
to be installed but still points to the original code to make it easier
for development/testing/debugging. This functionality probably isn't
really that useful in a release tarball.

Reading up a bit on distutils/setuptools it seems that distutils is all
but deprecated in favour of setuptools. Here is a good summary of the
"current" state of python packaging tools:

As mentions on stackoverflow the official documentation[1] references
the Python Packaging User Guide[2] which recommends setuptools over
distutils (see the footnotes[3] for the reasoning)

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