On 2017-03-13 17:55:32 +0100 (+0100), Thomas Goirand wrote:
> IMO, upstream are right that the PyPi releases should be minimal. They
> are, from my view point, a binary release, not a source release.
> It makes a lot of sense to therefore use the git repository, which is
> what I've been doing as much as possible.

Yes, as much as the name "sdist" indicates it's a source
distribution, in many cases it's not exactly pristine source and may
be missing files deemed unimportant for end users or could include
some autogenerated files the upstream authors would rather not check
into their revision control systems. So sdists, while a tarball
under the hood (and by filename extension), are still really an
installable packaging format more than they are a source
distribution format.
Jeremy Stanley

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