Re: Why Gramps is using distutils instead of setuptools?
On 03/10/17 18:32, Patryk Bęza wrote:
Why Gramps is still using distutils instead of (newer) setuptools?
When we converted from autotools to distutils in 2012 the future of
python packaging wasn't clear. It looked like the
packaging (distutils2) module was going to be included in core
python, and there was a distribute fork of setuptools.
I even found a comment:
# Die, setuptools, die.
in setup.py (line 60).
What is rationale in not upgrading to setuptools? Would you accept pull
request that upgrades setup.py from distutils to setuptools?
It now appears that setuptools/pip/wheels is the way forward.