Am 17.11.2009, 14:05 Uhr, schrieb Hanno Schlichting <>:

> Preference comes down to personal choice right now. For most of the
> basic operations both distribute and setuptools are equivalent.

Good to know. Is the same true for pip? Interestingly I did get a conflict  
when I tried to use pip to install distribute

> Plone has adopted distribute starting with Plone 4 in favor of
> setuptools, as we believe an open-community project is much more
> viable and better maintained over time compared to a one-man project.
> But if you are more conservative, you might want to stick with
> setuptools.

Very much more diplomatic than how I would have put it!

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