Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#3699 closed (wontfix) develop no longer works

Reported by: moof@… Owned by: Adrian Holovaty
Component: Tools Version: master
Severity: Keywords: install
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


There is a two-step way for installing the development version of an application on windows using setuptools:

  1. Download the svn version of django using the svn client of your choice (svn, tortoisesvn)
  2. Run python develop on the application. This correctly installs all scripts and links to the files.

Last time I installed django on windows this worked (about 6 months ago). I tried it again today and it doesn't, which means I have to do a bunch of really awkward manoeuvres, some of which are detailed on the install page, to get it to work with my setup. It seems that [3906] took it back to distutils, which I feel is a step backwards for everybody.

Any chance of having, at least, a conditional import of setuptools' own setup?

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Malcolm Tredinnick

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

We took the decision to use the standard distutils method after experiencing quite a few problems with setuptools (including ever-changing download links and the like). It was not worth the maintenance hassle at this point in the development of setuptools.

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