October 28, 2006
Charming Python: Hatch Python eggs with setuptools
IdaAshley writes "Setuptools framework, a side project of PEAK, provides easier package management and distribution than distutils. Setuptools lets you package your libraries in a single-file archive called an "egg," similar to Java JAR file, but for Python. Like the Perl CPAN and Ruby Gems tools, the ez_setup tool bootstraps the rest of setuptools. The ez_install tool that comes with it does the same thing in conjunction with "Cheeseshop" (PyPI)."