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setuptools does many things. Breaking that down into different areas will allow people to contribute to a smaller chunk that they feel familiar with and excited about.

Note! This is the early stages of this. Feel free to brainstorm or organize at will.


This is the metadata about the package that's stored in the egg


egg format

This is the format of metadata + code + data that is zipped up into an egg.

pkg_resources: Library Dependency Manager

This is the functionality that loads libraries of certain versions and runs them,


pkg_resources: Resource Manager

Allow code to import data from an unknown and variable location on the disk.



Tool that downloads and installs all the dependencies of a package


Tool that makes building and installing from source easier


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