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Re: Ideal directory structure?

On Jan 29, 2010, at 11:42 PM, Ben Finney wrote:

> Umang <umang.me@gmail.com> writes:
>> What I am talking about is the upstream tarball that, when extracted
>> into a directory, can run without being installed using distutils.
> If the package is designed to be installed by distutils, it seems obtuse
> to expect it to work without using distutils. The point of distutils is
> to provide a build process for preparing the package for use; before
> that, it's not ready for use.

Why not use something like virtualenv or buildout to create your development environment?  Mailman 3 uses buildout, it's easy to set up and works great.


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