On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 02:55:33PM -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
Since I'm the current setuptools maintainer and have had issues trying to
get bugs fixed in upstream setuptools before, I'm inclined to do this as
well but the drawbacks are nothing to ignore. So what do other people think
of our doing this as well? If we don't do this, an alternative might be to
plan on packaging distribute0.6 and distribute0.7 parallel installable.
Then we can port packages to use distribute instead of setuptools when its
available and submit those patches to upstream projects.
My gut feeling is +1. I have had long running gripes with both some bit
of the code in setuptools, and the impossibility to improve them.