Wichert Akkerman wrote:
Previously yuppie wrote:
Until recently, the Products themselves didn't use setuptools. Revision 85287 (http://svn.zope.org/?rev=85287&view=rev) changed that. It is no longer possible to run CMF without setuptools installed.

Was that intended when setuptools was added to install_requires? We always tried hard to keep CMF dependencies to a minimum. Will we only support egg releases for CMF 2.2 and later, making setuptools required anyway?

The eggified CMF already required setuptools to make sure the Products
namespace is setup correctly.

'declare_namespace' is used with a fallback, so setuptools was not strictly required:

    except ImportError:
        from pkgutil import extend_path
        __path__ = extend_path(__path__, __name__)

Considering that entire python community
appears to be moving to egg, Zope2 is going to be distributed in egg
form (at least there is a strong move in that direction) I think a
dependency on setuptools is not problematic.

I guess CMF 2.2 will be released before Zope2 or Python requires setuptools, so at least for now it is a GenericSetup/CMF dependency.

http://svn.zope.org/CMF/trunk/ still exists and needs to be maintained (or deleted). Who ever added the setuptools dependency should update INSTALL.txt and friends (if we agree to keep CMF trunk and the dependency).



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