Welcome to Distutils2!
Distutils2 is the new version of Distutils. It's not backward compatible with Distutils but provides more features, and implement most new packaging standards.
See the documentation at http://packages.python.org/Distutils2 for more info.
Beware that Distutils2 is in its early stage and should not be used in production. Its API is subject to changes
Useful further links:
Mailing list: http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig/ Documentation: http://packages.python.org/Distutils2 Repository: http://hg.python.org/distutils2 Bug tracker: http://bugs.python.org