[egenix-users] Pip + virtualenv problem installing egenix-mx-base

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Thu May 12 01:04:56 CEST 2011

Leonardo Santagada wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>> It doesn't use setuptools, that's correct.
> Any idea if you are going to use setuptools one day, or just skip to
> distutils2/packaging? Would a patch be accepted?

We will likely never use setuptools to build our eggs (our bdist_egg
implementation in mxSetup.py works with pure distutils) ...

> ps: Pip only works with source+setuptools and disutils2 will not have
> eggs, only source+setuptools or setup.cfg will be suported then.

... but switching to such a limited system isn't an option either :-)

I don't think pip/distutils2 will have a great future without support
for binary eggs: People without compiler and all the necessary
development dependencies installed won't be able to build
C extensions and distributions without source code won't work
either, making the system pretty much unusable for commercial

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