setup.py develop no longer works
|Reported by:||moof@…||Owned by:||adrian|
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There is a two-step way for installing the development version of an application on windows using setuptools:
- Download the svn version of django using the svn client of your choice (svn, tortoisesvn)
- Run python setup.py 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  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?