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Distribute 0.6.x

Goal: Distribute 0.6.x goal is to be 100% compatible with Setuptools 0.6c11

  • Fix all the remaining bugs
  • Enhance package_indexer (the module that grabs files on PyPI)
  • Support Py3k
  • Remove if possible the monkey patches on Distutils
  • No new features whatsoever, unless they are isolated from the rest and are not interacting with existing code
  • Work with OS packagers to provide OS packages (debian, ubuntu, etc.)

Distribute 0.7.x

Initially we planned to introduce new features in the 0.7.x series. This approach has since been abandoned in favor of working on distutils2.

You can read more about the roadmap at

Tarek also frequently blogs about new developments in his blog at