Last week, I tried out distribute inside one of my buildouts. I ran into some corner-case problems and started to grumble a bit. After a bit of prodding by Tarek (you’ve never seen a maintainer that reacts quicker and friendlier) and Hanno, I’m now a committer to the distribute project :-) And Tarek fixed all of my issues within two hours! Wow.
Packaging and distribution is essential for how we manage our software at The Health Agency. So: setuptools, pypi and buildout. Those need to be reliable, of course.
And distribute is now also available for buildout!
To make it explicit: grabing this bootstrap and using it is safe for every project. And it is the only change you need to make! (Note that this “dev” bootstrap grabs the 0.6.5dev distribute tgz: once 0.6.5 is released, take the non-dev bootstrap.py at http://python-distribute.org/). (UPDATE: 0.6.6 is out)
When you want the advantages (svn 1.6 support and other bugfixes) of distribute outside of buildout: do the normal “sudo easy_install distribute”.
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