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Re: OptimizationKit 0.1.2-rc1

On Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 04:25:23PM -0400, Casey Dahlin wrote:
> Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> I wrote:
>>> It is preferred to have separate compilation and installation steps rather
>> Actually, in this case, it's 100% Python, so there's no compilation needed 
>> at all. Thus I don't see what's wrong with only an install.sh in this 
>> case!
>> Why use an overengineered system like autotools when all you need is to 
>> copy some files to some predefined directories?
>>         Kevin Kofler
> For python packages, the correct solution would be a setup.py file using 
> the disthelper system in python.

If you believe that disthelper is the "correct" way to package Python modules,
I would suggest you propose it to the Packaging committee, as our current
Python packaging guidelines only make note of distutils and setuptool.

I'm not opposed to disthelper, but since it's not even in Fedora,
I don't see it as a reasonable solution to start recommending to packagers.


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