A list of Distutils-related Project
Please add a listing to this page if you're working on Distutils (and help us reduce duplication of effort).
The central repository of Python package metadata and distribution files. See: CheeseShopDev
A Python package manager that downloads, builds, installs, upgrades, and switches between package versions automatically (using Python Eggs). See: http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall
An effort to produce single-file distributions of packages similar to Java JARs. See: http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/PythonEggs
Paver: Easy Scripting for Software Projects
PEPs for extending distutils / PyPI
PEPs 262 "Database of Installed Python Packages" and 345 "Metadata for Python Software Packages 1.2" are currently open
A source-based packaging system. See: http://www.zope.org/Members/fdrake/zpkgtools/
Build debian source packages using setuptools and the "sdist" distutils command. See: http://github.com/astraw/stdeb
Distribute A community-driven project that aims to gather all requirements for a future distribution package.
Defend Against Fruit
Other efforts we know about
Ian Bicking is looking to clean up and extend the use of release_urls in PyPI for use in Paste.
- Maurice Ling is looking at implementing PEP 262 as an academic project.
Geoffrey T. Dairiki has a bdist_deb command http://bugs.python.org/1054967
eGenix uses its own extensions to distutils in the various egenix-mx packages called mxSetup.py. Among other things this module contains support for building Unix libraries, limited autoconf support, uninstall command and a clever build_ext command that allows to disable building extensions/packages from the command line and also supports building optional extensions (depending on the availability of certain include and library files).