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Installing and Using Setuptools
===============================

.. contents:: **Table of Contents**


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Installation Instructions
-------------------------

The recommended way to bootstrap setuptools on any system is to download
`ez_setup.py`_ and run it using the target Python environment. Different
operating systems have different recommended techniques to accomplish this
basic routine, so below are some examples to get you started.

Setuptools requires Python 2.6 or later. To install setuptools
on Python 2.4 or Python 2.5, use the `bootstrap script for Setuptools 1.x
<https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap-py24/ez_setup.py>`_.

The link provided to ez_setup.py is a bookmark to bootstrap script for the
latest known stable release.

.. _ez_setup.py: https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap/ez_setup.py

Windows 8 (Powershell)
======================

For best results, uninstall previous versions FIRST (see `Uninstalling`_).

Using Windows 8 or later, it's possible to install with one simple Powershell
command. Start up Powershell and paste this command::

> (Invoke-WebRequest https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap/ez_setup.py).Content | python -

You must start the Powershell with Administrative privileges or you may choose
to install a user-local installation::

> (Invoke-WebRequest https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap/ez_setup.py).Content | python - --user

If you have Python 3.3 or later, you can use the ``py`` command to install to
different Python versions. For example, to install to Python 3.3 if you have
Python 2.7 installed::

> (Invoke-WebRequest https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap/ez_setup.py).Content | py -3 -

The recommended way to install setuptools on Windows is to download
`ez_setup.py`_ and run it. The script will download the appropriate .egg
file and install it for you.

Once installation is complete, you will find an ``easy_install`` program in
your Python ``Scripts`` subdirectory. For simple invocation and best results,
add this directory to your ``PATH`` environment variable, if it is not already
present. If you did a user-local install, the ``Scripts`` subdirectory is
``$env:APPDATA\Python\Scripts``.


Windows 7 (or graphical install)
================================

For Windows 7 and earlier, download `ez_setup.py`_ using your favorite web
browser or other technique and "run" that file.


Unix (wget)
===========

Most Linux distributions come with wget.

Download `ez_setup.py`_ and run it using the target Python version. The script
will download the appropriate version and install it for you::

> wget https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap/ez_setup.py -O - | python

Note that you will may need to invoke the command with superuser privileges to
install to the system Python::

> wget https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap/ez_setup.py -O - | sudo python

Alternatively, Setuptools may be installed to a user-local path::

> wget https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap/ez_setup.py -O - | python - --user

Unix including Mac OS X (curl)
==============================

If your system has curl installed, follow the ``wget`` instructions but
replace ``wget`` with ``curl`` and ``-O`` with ``-o``. For example::

> curl https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap/ez_setup.py -o - | python


Advanced Installation
=====================

For more advanced installation options, such as installing to custom
locations or prefixes, download and extract the source
tarball from `Setuptools on PyPI <https://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools>`_
and run setup.py with any supported distutils and Setuptools options.
For example::

setuptools-x.x$ python setup.py install --prefix=/opt/setuptools

Use ``--help`` to get a full options list, but we recommend consulting
the `EasyInstall manual`_ for detailed instructions, especially `the section
on custom installation locations`_.

.. _EasyInstall manual: https://pythonhosted.org/setuptools/EasyInstall
.. _the section on custom installation locations: https://pythonhosted.org/setuptools/EasyInstall#custom-installation-locations


Downloads
=========

All setuptools downloads can be found at `the project's home page in the Python
Package Index`_. Scroll to the very bottom of the page to find the links.

.. _the project's home page in the Python Package Index: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools

In addition to the PyPI downloads, the development version of ``setuptools``
is available from the `Bitbucket repo`_, and in-development versions of the
`0.6 branch`_ are available as well.

.. _Bitbucket repo: https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/get/default.tar.gz#egg=setuptools-dev
.. _0.6 branch: http://svn.python.org/projects/sandbox/branches/setuptools-0.6/#egg=setuptools-dev06

Uninstalling
============

On Windows, if Setuptools was installed using an ``.exe`` or ``.msi``
installer, simply use the uninstall feature of "Add/Remove Programs" in the
Control Panel.

Otherwise, to uninstall Setuptools or Distribute, regardless of the Python
version, delete all ``setuptools*`` and ``distribute*`` files and
directories from your system's ``site-packages`` directory
(and any other ``sys.path`` directories) FIRST.

If you are upgrading or otherwise plan to re-install Setuptools or Distribute,
nothing further needs to be done. If you want to completely remove Setuptools,
you may also want to remove the 'easy_install' and 'easy_install-x.x' scripts
and associated executables installed to the Python scripts directory.

--------------------------------
Using Setuptools and EasyInstall
--------------------------------

Here are some of the available manuals, tutorials, and other resources for
learning about Setuptools, Python Eggs, and EasyInstall:

* `The EasyInstall user's guide and reference manual`_
* `The setuptools Developer's Guide`_
* `The pkg_resources API reference`_
* `Package Compatibility Notes`_ (user-maintained)
* `The Internal Structure of Python Eggs`_

Questions, comments, and bug reports should be directed to the `distutils-sig
mailing list`_. If you have written (or know of) any tutorials, documentation,
plug-ins, or other resources for setuptools users, please let us know about
them there, so this reference list can be updated. If you have working,
*tested* patches to correct problems or add features, you may submit them to
the `setuptools bug tracker`_.

.. _setuptools bug tracker: https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/issues
.. _Package Compatibility Notes: https://pythonhosted.org/setuptools/PackageNotes
.. _The Internal Structure of Python Eggs: https://pythonhosted.org/setuptools/formats.html
.. _The setuptools Developer's Guide: https://pythonhosted.org/setuptools/setuptools.html
.. _The pkg_resources API reference: https://pythonhosted.org/setuptools/pkg_resources.html
.. _The EasyInstall user's guide and reference manual: https://pythonhosted.org/setuptools/easy_install.html
.. _distutils-sig mailing list: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/


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Credits
-------

* The original design for the ``.egg`` format and the ``pkg_resources`` API was
co-created by Phillip Eby and Bob Ippolito. Bob also implemented the first
version of ``pkg_resources``, and supplied the OS X operating system version
compatibility algorithm.

* Ian Bicking implemented many early "creature comfort" features of
easy_install, including support for downloading via Sourceforge and
Subversion repositories. Ian's comments on the Web-SIG about WSGI
application deployment also inspired the concept of "entry points" in eggs,
and he has given talks at PyCon and elsewhere to inform and educate the
community about eggs and setuptools.

* Jim Fulton contributed time and effort to build automated tests of various
aspects of ``easy_install``, and supplied the doctests for the command-line
``.exe`` wrappers on Windows.

* Phillip J. Eby is the seminal author of setuptools, and
first proposed the idea of an importable binary distribution format for
Python application plug-ins.

* Significant parts of the implementation of setuptools were funded by the Open
Source Applications Foundation, to provide a plug-in infrastructure for the
Chandler PIM application. In addition, many OSAF staffers (such as Mike
"Code Bear" Taylor) contributed their time and stress as guinea pigs for the
use of eggs and setuptools, even before eggs were "cool". (Thanks, guys!)

* Tarek Ziadé is the principal author of the Distribute fork, which
re-invigorated the community on the project, encouraged renewed innovation,
and addressed many defects.

* Since the merge with Distribute, Jason R. Coombs is the
maintainer of setuptools. The project is maintained in coordination with
the Python Packaging Authority (PyPA) and the larger Python community.

.. _files:

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CHANGES
=======

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3.0.2
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* Correct typo in previous bugfix.

-----
3.0.1
-----

* Issue #157: Restore support for Python 2.6 in bootstrap script where
``zipfile.ZipFile`` does not yet have support for context managers.

---
3.0
---

* Issue #125: Prevent Subversion support from creating a ~/.subversion
directory just for checking the presence of a Subversion repository.
* Issue #12: Namespace packages are now imported lazily. That is, the mere
declaration of a namespace package in an egg on ``sys.path`` no longer
causes it to be imported when ``pkg_resources`` is imported. Note that this
change means that all of a namespace package's ``__init__.py`` files must
include a ``declare_namespace()`` call in order to ensure that they will be
handled properly at runtime. In 2.x it was possible to get away without
including the declaration, but only at the cost of forcing namespace
packages to be imported early, which 3.0 no longer does.
* Issue #148: When building (bdist_egg), setuptools no longer adds
``__init__.py`` files to namespace packages. Any packages that rely on this
behavior will need to create ``__init__.py`` files and include the
``declare_namespace()``.
* Issue #7: Setuptools itself is now distributed as a zip archive in addition to
tar archive. ez_setup.py now uses zip archive. This approach avoids the potential
security vulnerabilities presented by use of tar archives in ez_setup.py.
It also leverages the security features added to ZipFile.extract in Python 2.7.4.
* Issue #65: Removed deprecated Features functionality.
* Pull Request #28: Remove backport of ``_bytecode_filenames`` which is
available in Python 2.6 and later, but also has better compatibility with
Python 3 environments.
* Issue #156: Fix spelling of __PYVENV_LAUNCHER__ variable.

---
2.2
---

* Issue #141: Restored fix for allowing setup_requires dependencies to
override installed dependencies during setup.
* Issue #128: Fixed issue where only the first dependency link was honored
in a distribution where multiple dependency links were supplied.

-----
2.1.2
-----

* Issue #144: Read long_description using codecs module to avoid errors
installing on systems where LANG=C.

-----
2.1.1
-----

* Issue #139: Fix regression in re_finder for CVS repos (and maybe Git repos
as well).

---
2.1
---

* Issue #129: Suppress inspection of ``*.whl`` files when searching for files
in a zip-imported file.
* Issue #131: Fix RuntimeError when constructing an egg fetcher.

-----
2.0.2
-----

* Fix NameError during installation with Python implementations (e.g. Jython)
not containing parser module.
* Fix NameError in ``sdist:re_finder``.

-----
2.0.1
-----

* Issue #124: Fixed error in list detection in upload_docs.

---
2.0
---

* Issue #121: Exempt lib2to3 pickled grammars from DirectorySandbox.
* Issue #41: Dropped support for Python 2.4 and Python 2.5. Clients requiring
setuptools for those versions of Python should use setuptools 1.x.
* Removed ``setuptools.command.easy_install.HAS_USER_SITE``. Clients
expecting this boolean variable should use ``site.ENABLE_USER_SITE``
instead.
* Removed ``pkg_resources.ImpWrapper``. Clients that expected this class
should use ``pkgutil.ImpImporter`` instead.

-----
1.4.2
-----

* Issue #116: Correct TypeError when reading a local package index on Python
3.

-----
1.4.1
-----

* Issue #114: Use ``sys.getfilesystemencoding`` for decoding config in
``bdist_wininst`` distributions.

* Issue #105 and Issue #113: Establish a more robust technique for
determining the terminal encoding::

1. Try ``getpreferredencoding``
2. If that returns US_ASCII or None, try the encoding from
``getdefaultlocale``. If that encoding was a "fallback" because Python
could not figure it out from the environment or OS, encoding remains
unresolved.
3. If the encoding is resolved, then make sure Python actually implements
the encoding.
4. On the event of an error or unknown codec, revert to fallbacks
(UTF-8 on Darwin, ASCII on everything else).
5. On the encoding is 'mac-roman' on Darwin, use UTF-8 as 'mac-roman' was
a bug on older Python releases.

On a side note, it would seem that the encoding only matters for when SVN
does not yet support ``--xml`` and when getting repository and svn version
numbers. The ``--xml`` technique should yield UTF-8 according to some
messages on the SVN mailing lists. So if the version numbers are always
7-bit ASCII clean, it may be best to only support the file parsing methods
for legacy SVN releases and support for SVN without the subprocess command
would simple go away as support for the older SVNs does.

---
1.4
---

* Issue #27: ``easy_install`` will now use credentials from .pypirc if
present for connecting to the package index.
* Pull Request #21: Omit unwanted newlines in ``package_index._encode_auth``
when the username/password pair length indicates wrapping.

-----
1.3.2
-----

* Issue #99: Fix filename encoding issues in SVN support.

-----
1.3.1
-----

* Remove exuberant warning in SVN support when SVN is not used.

---
1.3
---

* Address security vulnerability in SSL match_hostname check as reported in
Python #17997.
* Prefer `backports.ssl_match_hostname
<https://pypi.python.org/pypi/backports.ssl_match_hostname>`_ for backport
implementation if present.
* Correct NameError in ``ssl_support`` module (``socket.error``).

---
1.2
---

* Issue #26: Add support for SVN 1.7. Special thanks to Philip Thiem for the
contribution.
* Issue #93: Wheels are now distributed with every release. Note that as
reported in Issue #108, as of Pip 1.4, scripts aren't installed properly
from wheels. Therefore, if using Pip to install setuptools from a wheel,
the ``easy_install`` command will not be available.
* Setuptools "natural" launcher support, introduced in 1.0, is now officially
supported.

-----
1.1.7
-----

* Fixed behavior of NameError handling in 'script template (dev).py' (script
launcher for 'develop' installs).
* ``ez_setup.py`` now ensures partial downloads are cleaned up following
a failed download.
* Distribute #363 and Issue #55: Skip an sdist test that fails on locales
other than UTF-8.

-----
1.1.6
-----

* Distribute #349: ``sandbox.execfile`` now opens the target file in binary
mode, thus honoring a BOM in the file when compiled.

-----
1.1.5
-----

* Issue #69: Second attempt at fix (logic was reversed).

-----
1.1.4
-----

* Issue #77: Fix error in upload command (Python 2.4).

-----
1.1.3
-----

* Fix NameError in previous patch.

-----
1.1.2
-----

* Issue #69: Correct issue where 404 errors are returned for URLs with
fragments in them (such as #egg=).

-----
1.1.1
-----

* Issue #75: Add ``--insecure`` option to ez_setup.py to accommodate
environments where a trusted SSL connection cannot be validated.
* Issue #76: Fix AttributeError in upload command with Python 2.4.

---
1.1
---

* Issue #71 (Distribute #333): EasyInstall now puts less emphasis on the
condition when a host is blocked via ``--allow-hosts``.
* Issue #72: Restored Python 2.4 compatibility in ``ez_setup.py``.

---
1.0
---

* Issue #60: On Windows, Setuptools supports deferring to another launcher,
such as Vinay Sajip's `pylauncher <https://bitbucket.org/pypa/pylauncher>`_
(included with Python 3.3) to launch console and GUI scripts and not install
its own launcher executables. This experimental functionality is currently
only enabled if the ``SETUPTOOLS_LAUNCHER`` environment variable is set to
"natural". In the future, this behavior may become default, but only after
it has matured and seen substantial adoption. The ``SETUPTOOLS_LAUNCHER``
also accepts "executable" to force the default behavior of creating launcher
executables.
* Issue #63: Bootstrap script (ez_setup.py) now prefers Powershell, curl, or
wget for retrieving the Setuptools tarball for improved security of the
install. The script will still fall back to a simple ``urlopen`` on
platforms that do not have these tools.
* Issue #65: Deprecated the ``Features`` functionality.
* Issue #52: In ``VerifyingHTTPSConn``, handle a tunnelled (proxied)
connection.

Backward-Incompatible Changes
=============================

This release includes a couple of backward-incompatible changes, but most if
not all users will find 1.0 a drop-in replacement for 0.9.

* Issue #50: Normalized API of environment marker support. Specifically,
removed line number and filename from SyntaxErrors when returned from
`pkg_resources.invalid_marker`. Any clients depending on the specific
string representation of exceptions returned by that function may need to
be updated to account for this change.
* Issue #50: SyntaxErrors generated by `pkg_resources.invalid_marker` are
normalized for cross-implementation consistency.
* Removed ``--ignore-conflicts-at-my-risk`` and ``--delete-conflicting``
options to easy_install. These options have been deprecated since 0.6a11.

-----
0.9.8
-----

* Issue #53: Fix NameErrors in `_vcs_split_rev_from_url`.

-----
0.9.7
-----

* Issue #49: Correct AttributeError on PyPy where a hashlib.HASH object does
not have a `.name` attribute.
* Issue #34: Documentation now refers to bootstrap script in code repository
referenced by bookmark.
* Add underscore-separated keys to environment markers (markerlib).

-----
0.9.6
-----

* Issue #44: Test failure on Python 2.4 when MD5 hash doesn't have a `.name`
attribute.

-----
0.9.5
-----

* Python #17980: Fix security vulnerability in SSL certificate validation.

-----
0.9.4
-----

* Issue #43: Fix issue (introduced in 0.9.1) with version resolution when
upgrading over other releases of Setuptools.

-----
0.9.3
-----

* Issue #42: Fix new ``AttributeError`` introduced in last fix.

-----
0.9.2
-----

* Issue #42: Fix regression where blank checksums would trigger an
``AttributeError``.

-----
0.9.1
-----

* Distribute #386: Allow other positional and keyword arguments to os.open.
* Corrected dependency on certifi mis-referenced in 0.9.

---
0.9
---

* `package_index` now validates hashes other than MD5 in download links.

---
0.8
---

* Code base now runs on Python 2.4 - Python 3.3 without Python 2to3
conversion.

-----
0.7.8
-----

* Distribute #375: Yet another fix for yet another regression.

-----
0.7.7
-----

* Distribute #375: Repair AttributeError created in last release (redo).
* Issue #30: Added test for get_cache_path.

-----
0.7.6
-----

* Distribute #375: Repair AttributeError created in last release.

-----
0.7.5
-----

* Issue #21: Restore Python 2.4 compatibility in ``test_easy_install``.
* Distribute #375: Merged additional warning from Distribute 0.6.46.
* Now honor the environment variable
``SETUPTOOLS_DISABLE_VERSIONED_EASY_INSTALL_SCRIPT`` in addition to the now
deprecated ``DISTRIBUTE_DISABLE_VERSIONED_EASY_INSTALL_SCRIPT``.

-----
0.7.4
-----

* Issue #20: Fix comparison of parsed SVN version on Python 3.

-----
0.7.3
-----

* Issue #1: Disable installation of Windows-specific files on non-Windows systems.
* Use new sysconfig module with Python 2.7 or >=3.2.

-----
0.7.2
-----

* Issue #14: Use markerlib when the `parser` module is not available.
* Issue #10: ``ez_setup.py`` now uses HTTPS to download setuptools from PyPI.

-----
0.7.1
-----

* Fix NameError (Issue #3) again - broken in bad merge.

---
0.7
---

* Merged Setuptools and Distribute. See docs/merge.txt for details.

Added several features that were slated for setuptools 0.6c12:

* Index URL now defaults to HTTPS.
* Added experimental environment marker support. Now clients may designate a
PEP-426 environment marker for "extra" dependencies. Setuptools uses this
feature in ``setup.py`` for optional SSL and certificate validation support
on older platforms. Based on Distutils-SIG discussions, the syntax is
somewhat tentative. There should probably be a PEP with a firmer spec before
the feature should be considered suitable for use.
* Added support for SSL certificate validation when installing packages from
an HTTPS service.

-----
0.7b4
-----

* Issue #3: Fixed NameError in SSL support.

------
0.6.49
------

* Move warning check in ``get_cache_path`` to follow the directory creation
to avoid errors when the cache path does not yet exist. Fixes the error
reported in Distribute #375.

------
0.6.48
------

* Correct AttributeError in ``ResourceManager.get_cache_path`` introduced in
0.6.46 (redo).

------
0.6.47
------

* Correct AttributeError in ``ResourceManager.get_cache_path`` introduced in
0.6.46.

------
0.6.46
------

* Distribute #375: Issue a warning if the PYTHON_EGG_CACHE or otherwise
customized egg cache location specifies a directory that's group- or
world-writable.

------
0.6.45
------

* Distribute #379: ``distribute_setup.py`` now traps VersionConflict as well,
restoring ability to upgrade from an older setuptools version.

------
0.6.44
------

* ``distribute_setup.py`` has been updated to allow Setuptools 0.7 to
satisfy use_setuptools.

------
0.6.43
------

* Distribute #378: Restore support for Python 2.4 Syntax (regression in 0.6.42).

------
0.6.42
------

* External links finder no longer yields duplicate links.
* Distribute #337: Moved site.py to setuptools/site-patch.py (graft of very old
patch from setuptools trunk which inspired PR #31).

------
0.6.41
------

* Distribute #27: Use public api for loading resources from zip files rather than
the private method `_zip_directory_cache`.
* Added a new function ``easy_install.get_win_launcher`` which may be used by
third-party libraries such as buildout to get a suitable script launcher.

------
0.6.40
------

* Distribute #376: brought back cli.exe and gui.exe that were deleted in the
previous release.

------
0.6.39
------

* Add support for console launchers on ARM platforms.
* Fix possible issue in GUI launchers where the subsystem was not supplied to
the linker.
* Launcher build script now refactored for robustness.
* Distribute #375: Resources extracted from a zip egg to the file system now also
check the contents of the file against the zip contents during each
invocation of get_resource_filename.

------
0.6.38
------

* Distribute #371: The launcher manifest file is now installed properly.

------
0.6.37
------

* Distribute #143: Launcher scripts, including easy_install itself, are now
accompanied by a manifest on 32-bit Windows environments to avoid the
Installer Detection Technology and thus undesirable UAC elevation described
in `this Microsoft article
<http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709628%28WS.10%29.aspx>`_.

------
0.6.36
------

* Pull Request #35: In Buildout #64, it was reported that
under Python 3, installation of distutils scripts could attempt to copy
the ``__pycache__`` directory as a file, causing an error, apparently only
under Windows. Easy_install now skips all directories when processing
metadata scripts.

------
0.6.35
------


Note this release is backward-incompatible with distribute 0.6.23-0.6.34 in
how it parses version numbers.

* Distribute #278: Restored compatibility with distribute 0.6.22 and setuptools
0.6. Updated the documentation to match more closely with the version
parsing as intended in setuptools 0.6.

------
0.6.34
------

* Distribute #341: 0.6.33 fails to build under Python 2.4.

------
0.6.33
------

* Fix 2 errors with Jython 2.5.
* Fix 1 failure with Jython 2.5 and 2.7.
* Disable workaround for Jython scripts on Linux systems.
* Distribute #336: `setup.py` no longer masks failure exit code when tests fail.
* Fix issue in pkg_resources where try/except around a platform-dependent
import would trigger hook load failures on Mercurial. See pull request 32
for details.
* Distribute #341: Fix a ResourceWarning.

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0.6.32
------

* Fix test suite with Python 2.6.
* Fix some DeprecationWarnings and ResourceWarnings.
* Distribute #335: Backed out `setup_requires` superceding installed requirements
until regression can be addressed.

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0.6.31
------

* Distribute #303: Make sure the manifest only ever contains UTF-8 in Python 3.
* Distribute #329: Properly close files created by tests for compatibility with
Jython.
* Work around Jython #1980 and Jython #1981.
* Distribute #334: Provide workaround for packages that reference `sys.__stdout__`
such as numpy does. This change should address
`virtualenv #359 <https://github.com/pypa/virtualenv/issues/359>`_ as long
as the system encoding is UTF-8 or the IO encoding is specified in the
environment, i.e.::

PYTHONIOENCODING=utf8 pip install numpy

* Fix for encoding issue when installing from Windows executable on Python 3.
* Distribute #323: Allow `setup_requires` requirements to supercede installed
requirements. Added some new keyword arguments to existing pkg_resources
methods. Also had to updated how __path__ is handled for namespace packages
to ensure that when a new egg distribution containing a namespace package is
placed on sys.path, the entries in __path__ are found in the same order they
would have been in had that egg been on the path when pkg_resources was
first imported.

------
0.6.30
------

* Distribute #328: Clean up temporary directories in distribute_setup.py.
* Fix fatal bug in distribute_setup.py.

------
0.6.29
------

* Pull Request #14: Honor file permissions in zip files.
* Distribute #327: Merged pull request #24 to fix a dependency problem with pip.
* Merged pull request #23 to fix https://github.com/pypa/virtualenv/issues/301.
* If Sphinx is installed, the `upload_docs` command now runs `build_sphinx`
to produce uploadable documentation.
* Distribute #326: `upload_docs` provided mangled auth credentials under Python 3.
* Distribute #320: Fix check for "createable" in distribute_setup.py.
* Distribute #305: Remove a warning that was triggered during normal operations.
* Distribute #311: Print metadata in UTF-8 independent of platform.
* Distribute #303: Read manifest file with UTF-8 encoding under Python 3.
* Distribute #301: Allow to run tests of namespace packages when using 2to3.
* Distribute #304: Prevent import loop in site.py under Python 3.3.
* Distribute #283: Reenable scanning of `*.pyc` / `*.pyo` files on Python 3.3.
* Distribute #299: The develop command didn't work on Python 3, when using 2to3,
as the egg link would go to the Python 2 source. Linking to the 2to3'd code
in build/lib makes it work, although you will have to rebuild the module
before testing it.
* Distribute #306: Even if 2to3 is used, we build in-place under Python 2.
* Distribute #307: Prints the full path when .svn/entries is broken.
* Distribute #313: Support for sdist subcommands (Python 2.7)
* Distribute #314: test_local_index() would fail an OS X.
* Distribute #310: Non-ascii characters in a namespace __init__.py causes errors.
* Distribute #218: Improved documentation on behavior of `package_data` and
`include_package_data`. Files indicated by `package_data` are now included
in the manifest.
* `distribute_setup.py` now allows a `--download-base` argument for retrieving
distribute from a specified location.

------
0.6.28
------

* Distribute #294: setup.py can now be invoked from any directory.
* Scripts are now installed honoring the umask.
* Added support for .dist-info directories.
* Distribute #283: Fix and disable scanning of `*.pyc` / `*.pyo` files on
Python 3.3.

------
0.6.27
------

* Support current snapshots of CPython 3.3.
* Distribute now recognizes README.rst as a standard, default readme file.
* Exclude 'encodings' modules when removing modules from sys.modules.
Workaround for #285.
* Distribute #231: Don't fiddle with system python when used with buildout
(bootstrap.py)

------
0.6.26
------

* Distribute #183: Symlinked files are now extracted from source distributions.
* Distribute #227: Easy_install fetch parameters are now passed during the
installation of a source distribution; now fulfillment of setup_requires
dependencies will honor the parameters passed to easy_install.

------
0.6.25
------

* Distribute #258: Workaround a cache issue
* Distribute #260: distribute_setup.py now accepts the --user parameter for
Python 2.6 and later.
* Distribute #262: package_index.open_with_auth no longer throws LookupError
on Python 3.
* Distribute #269: AttributeError when an exception occurs reading Manifest.in
on late releases of Python.
* Distribute #272: Prevent TypeError when namespace package names are unicode
and single-install-externally-managed is used. Also fixes PIP issue
449.
* Distribute #273: Legacy script launchers now install with Python2/3 support.

------
0.6.24
------

* Distribute #249: Added options to exclude 2to3 fixers

------
0.6.23
------

* Distribute #244: Fixed a test
* Distribute #243: Fixed a test
* Distribute #239: Fixed a test
* Distribute #240: Fixed a test
* Distribute #241: Fixed a test
* Distribute #237: Fixed a test
* Distribute #238: easy_install now uses 64bit executable wrappers on 64bit Python
* Distribute #208: Fixed parsed_versions, it now honors post-releases as noted in the documentation
* Distribute #207: Windows cli and gui wrappers pass CTRL-C to child python process
* Distribute #227: easy_install now passes its arguments to setup.py bdist_egg
* Distribute #225: Fixed a NameError on Python 2.5, 2.4

------
0.6.21
------

* Distribute #225: FIxed a regression on py2.4

------
0.6.20
------

* Distribute #135: Include url in warning when processing URLs in package_index.
* Distribute #212: Fix issue where easy_instal fails on Python 3 on windows installer.
* Distribute #213: Fix typo in documentation.

------
0.6.19
------

* Distribute #206: AttributeError: 'HTTPMessage' object has no attribute 'getheaders'

------
0.6.18
------

* Distribute #210: Fixed a regression introduced by Distribute #204 fix.

------
0.6.17
------

* Support 'DISTRIBUTE_DISABLE_VERSIONED_EASY_INSTALL_SCRIPT' environment
variable to allow to disable installation of easy_install-${version} script.
* Support Python >=3.1.4 and >=3.2.1.
* Distribute #204: Don't try to import the parent of a namespace package in
declare_namespace
* Distribute #196: Tolerate responses with multiple Content-Length headers
* Distribute #205: Sandboxing doesn't preserve working_set. Leads to setup_requires
problems.

------
0.6.16
------

* Builds sdist gztar even on Windows (avoiding Distribute #193).
* Distribute #192: Fixed metadata omitted on Windows when package_dir
specified with forward-slash.
* Distribute #195: Cython build support.
* Distribute #200: Issues with recognizing 64-bit packages on Windows.

------
0.6.15
------

* Fixed typo in bdist_egg
* Several issues under Python 3 has been solved.
* Distribute #146: Fixed missing DLL files after easy_install of windows exe package.

------
0.6.14
------

* Distribute #170: Fixed unittest failure. Thanks to Toshio.
* Distribute #171: Fixed race condition in unittests cause deadlocks in test suite.
* Distribute #143: Fixed a lookup issue with easy_install.
Thanks to David and Zooko.
* Distribute #174: Fixed the edit mode when its used with setuptools itself

------
0.6.13
------

* Distribute #160: 2.7 gives ValueError("Invalid IPv6 URL")
* Distribute #150: Fixed using ~/.local even in a --no-site-packages virtualenv
* Distribute #163: scan index links before external links, and don't use the md5 when
comparing two distributions

------
0.6.12
------

* Distribute #149: Fixed various failures on 2.3/2.4

------
0.6.11
------

* Found another case of SandboxViolation - fixed
* Distribute #15 and Distribute #48: Introduced a socket timeout of 15 seconds on url openings
* Added indexsidebar.html into MANIFEST.in
* Distribute #108: Fixed TypeError with Python3.1
* Distribute #121: Fixed --help install command trying to actually install.
* Distribute #112: Added an os.makedirs so that Tarek's solution will work.
* Distribute #133: Added --no-find-links to easy_install
* Added easy_install --user
* Distribute #100: Fixed develop --user not taking '.' in PYTHONPATH into account
* Distribute #134: removed spurious UserWarnings. Patch by VanLindberg
* Distribute #138: cant_write_to_target error when setup_requires is used.
* Distribute #147: respect the sys.dont_write_bytecode flag

------
0.6.10
------

* Reverted change made for the DistributionNotFound exception because
zc.buildout uses the exception message to get the name of the
distribution.

-----
0.6.9
-----

* Distribute #90: unknown setuptools version can be added in the working set
* Distribute #87: setupt.py doesn't try to convert distribute_setup.py anymore
Initial Patch by arfrever.
* Distribute #89: added a side bar with a download link to the doc.
* Distribute #86: fixed missing sentence in pkg_resources doc.
* Added a nicer error message when a DistributionNotFound is raised.
* Distribute #80: test_develop now works with Python 3.1
* Distribute #93: upload_docs now works if there is an empty sub-directory.
* Distribute #70: exec bit on non-exec files
* Distribute #99: now the standalone easy_install command doesn't uses a
"setup.cfg" if any exists in the working directory. It will use it
only if triggered by ``install_requires`` from a setup.py call
(install, develop, etc).
* Distribute #101: Allowing ``os.devnull`` in Sandbox
* Distribute #92: Fixed the "no eggs" found error with MacPort
(platform.mac_ver() fails)
* Distribute #103: test_get_script_header_jython_workaround not run
anymore under py3 with C or POSIX local. Contributed by Arfrever.
* Distribute #104: remvoved the assertion when the installation fails,
with a nicer message for the end user.
* Distribute #100: making sure there's no SandboxViolation when
the setup script patches setuptools.

-----
0.6.8
-----

* Added "check_packages" in dist. (added in Setuptools 0.6c11)
* Fixed the DONT_PATCH_SETUPTOOLS state.

-----
0.6.7
-----

* Distribute #58: Added --user support to the develop command
* Distribute #11: Generated scripts now wrap their call to the script entry point
in the standard "if name == 'main'"
* Added the 'DONT_PATCH_SETUPTOOLS' environment variable, so virtualenv
can drive an installation that doesn't patch a global setuptools.
* Reviewed unladen-swallow specific change from
http://code.google.com/p/unladen-swallow/source/detail?spec=svn875&r=719
and determined that it no longer applies. Distribute should work fine with
Unladen Swallow 2009Q3.
* Distribute #21: Allow PackageIndex.open_url to gracefully handle all cases of a
httplib.HTTPException instead of just InvalidURL and BadStatusLine.
* Removed virtual-python.py from this distribution and updated documentation
to point to the actively maintained virtualenv instead.
* Distribute #64: use_setuptools no longer rebuilds the distribute egg every
time it is run
* use_setuptools now properly respects the requested version
* use_setuptools will no longer try to import a distribute egg for the
wrong Python version
* Distribute #74: no_fake should be True by default.
* Distribute #72: avoid a bootstrapping issue with easy_install -U

-----
0.6.6
-----

* Unified the bootstrap file so it works on both py2.x and py3k without 2to3
(patch by Holger Krekel)

-----
0.6.5
-----

* Distribute #65: cli.exe and gui.exe are now generated at build time,
depending on the platform in use.

* Distribute #67: Fixed doc typo (PEP 381/382)

* Distribute no longer shadows setuptools if we require a 0.7-series
setuptools. And an error is raised when installing a 0.7 setuptools with
distribute.

* When run from within buildout, no attempt is made to modify an existing
setuptools egg, whether in a shared egg directory or a system setuptools.

* Fixed a hole in sandboxing allowing builtin file to write outside of
the sandbox.

-----
0.6.4
-----

* Added the generation of `distribute_setup_3k.py` during the release.
This closes Distribute #52.

* Added an upload_docs command to easily upload project documentation to
PyPI's https://pythonhosted.org. This close issue Distribute #56.

* Fixed a bootstrap bug on the use_setuptools() API.

-----
0.6.3
-----

setuptools
==========

* Fixed a bunch of calls to file() that caused crashes on Python 3.

bootstrapping
=============

* Fixed a bug in sorting that caused bootstrap to fail on Python 3.

-----
0.6.2
-----

setuptools
==========

* Added Python 3 support; see docs/python3.txt.
This closes Old Setuptools #39.

* Added option to run 2to3 automatically when installing on Python 3.
This closes issue Distribute #31.

* Fixed invalid usage of requirement.parse, that broke develop -d.
This closes Old Setuptools #44.

* Fixed script launcher for 64-bit Windows.
This closes Old Setuptools #2.

* KeyError when compiling extensions.
This closes Old Setuptools #41.

bootstrapping
=============

* Fixed bootstrap not working on Windows. This closes issue Distribute #49.

* Fixed 2.6 dependencies. This closes issue Distribute #50.

* Make sure setuptools is patched when running through easy_install
This closes Old Setuptools #40.

-----
0.6.1
-----

setuptools
==========

* package_index.urlopen now catches BadStatusLine and malformed url errors.
This closes Distribute #16 and Distribute #18.

* zip_ok is now False by default. This closes Old Setuptools #33.

* Fixed invalid URL error catching. Old Setuptools #20.

* Fixed invalid bootstraping with easy_install installation (Distribute #40).
Thanks to Florian Schulze for the help.

* Removed buildout/bootstrap.py. A new repository will create a specific
bootstrap.py script.


bootstrapping
=============

* The boostrap process leave setuptools alone if detected in the system
and --root or --prefix is provided, but is not in the same location.
This closes Distribute #10.

---
0.6
---

setuptools
==========

* Packages required at build time where not fully present at install time.
This closes Distribute #12.

* Protected against failures in tarfile extraction. This closes Distribute #10.

* Made Jython api_tests.txt doctest compatible. This closes Distribute #7.

* sandbox.py replaced builtin type file with builtin function open. This
closes Distribute #6.

* Immediately close all file handles. This closes Distribute #3.

* Added compatibility with Subversion 1.6. This references Distribute #1.

pkg_resources
=============

* Avoid a call to /usr/bin/sw_vers on OSX and use the official platform API
instead. Based on a patch from ronaldoussoren. This closes issue #5.

* Fixed a SandboxViolation for mkdir that could occur in certain cases.
This closes Distribute #13.

* Allow to find_on_path on systems with tight permissions to fail gracefully.
This closes Distribute #9.

* Corrected inconsistency between documentation and code of add_entry.
This closes Distribute #8.

* Immediately close all file handles. This closes Distribute #3.

easy_install
============

* Immediately close all file handles. This closes Distribute #3.

-----
0.6c9
-----

* Fixed a missing files problem when using Windows source distributions on
non-Windows platforms, due to distutils not handling manifest file line
endings correctly.

* Updated Pyrex support to work with Pyrex 0.9.6 and higher.

* Minor changes for Jython compatibility, including skipping tests that can't
work on Jython.

* Fixed not installing eggs in ``install_requires`` if they were also used for
``setup_requires`` or ``tests_require``.

* Fixed not fetching eggs in ``install_requires`` when running tests.

* Allow ``ez_setup.use_setuptools()`` to upgrade existing setuptools
installations when called from a standalone ``setup.py``.

* Added a warning if a namespace package is declared, but its parent package
is not also declared as a namespace.

* Support Subversion 1.5

* Removed use of deprecated ``md5`` module if ``hashlib`` is available

* Fixed ``bdist_wininst upload`` trying to upload the ``.exe`` twice

* Fixed ``bdist_egg`` putting a ``native_libs.txt`` in the source package's
``.egg-info``, when it should only be in the built egg's ``EGG-INFO``.

* Ensure that _full_name is set on all shared libs before extensions are
checked for shared lib usage. (Fixes a bug in the experimental shared
library build support.)

* Fix to allow unpacked eggs containing native libraries to fail more
gracefully under Google App Engine (with an ``ImportError`` loading the
C-based module, instead of getting a ``NameError``).

-----
0.6c7
-----

* Fixed ``distutils.filelist.findall()`` crashing on broken symlinks, and
``egg_info`` command failing on new, uncommitted SVN directories.

* Fix import problems with nested namespace packages installed via
``--root`` or ``--single-version-externally-managed``, due to the
parent package not having the child package as an attribute.

-----
0.6c6
-----

* Added ``--egg-path`` option to ``develop`` command, allowing you to force
``.egg-link`` files to use relative paths (allowing them to be shared across
platforms on a networked drive).

* Fix not building binary RPMs correctly.

* Fix "eggsecutables" (such as setuptools' own egg) only being runnable with
bash-compatible shells.

* Fix ``#!`` parsing problems in Windows ``.exe`` script wrappers, when there
was whitespace inside a quoted argument or at the end of the ``#!`` line
(a regression introduced in 0.6c4).

* Fix ``test`` command possibly failing if an older version of the project
being tested was installed on ``sys.path`` ahead of the test source
directory.

* Fix ``find_packages()`` treating ``ez_setup`` and directories with ``.`` in
their names as packages.

-----
0.6c5
-----

* Fix uploaded ``bdist_rpm`` packages being described as ``bdist_egg``
packages under Python versions less than 2.5.

* Fix uploaded ``bdist_wininst`` packages being described as suitable for
"any" version by Python 2.5, even if a ``--target-version`` was specified.

-----
0.6c4
-----

* Overhauled Windows script wrapping to support ``bdist_wininst`` better.
Scripts installed with ``bdist_wininst`` will always use ``#!python.exe`` or
``#!pythonw.exe`` as the executable name (even when built on non-Windows
platforms!), and the wrappers will look for the executable in the script's
parent directory (which should find the right version of Python).

* Fix ``upload`` command not uploading files built by ``bdist_rpm`` or
``bdist_wininst`` under Python 2.3 and 2.4.

* Add support for "eggsecutable" headers: a ``#!/bin/sh`` script that is
prepended to an ``.egg`` file to allow it to be run as a script on Unix-ish
platforms. (This is mainly so that setuptools itself can have a single-file
installer on Unix, without doing multiple downloads, dealing with firewalls,
etc.)

* Fix problem with empty revision numbers in Subversion 1.4 ``entries`` files

* Use cross-platform relative paths in ``easy-install.pth`` when doing
``develop`` and the source directory is a subdirectory of the installation
target directory.

* Fix a problem installing eggs with a system packaging tool if the project
contained an implicit namespace package; for example if the ``setup()``
listed a namespace package ``foo.bar`` without explicitly listing ``foo``
as a namespace package.

-----
0.6c3
-----

* Fixed breakages caused by Subversion 1.4's new "working copy" format

-----
0.6c2
-----

* The ``ez_setup`` module displays the conflicting version of setuptools (and
its installation location) when a script requests a version that's not
available.

* Running ``setup.py develop`` on a setuptools-using project will now install
setuptools if needed, instead of only downloading the egg.

-----
0.6c1
-----

* Fixed ``AttributeError`` when trying to download a ``setup_requires``
dependency when a distribution lacks a ``dependency_links`` setting.

* Made ``zip-safe`` and ``not-zip-safe`` flag files contain a single byte, so
as to play better with packaging tools that complain about zero-length
files.

* Made ``setup.py develop`` respect the ``--no-deps`` option, which it
previously was ignoring.

* Support ``extra_path`` option to ``setup()`` when ``install`` is run in
backward-compatibility mode.

* Source distributions now always include a ``setup.cfg`` file that explicitly
sets ``egg_info`` options such that they produce an identical version number
to the source distribution's version number. (Previously, the default
version number could be different due to the use of ``--tag-date``, or if
the version was overridden on the command line that built the source
distribution.)

-----
0.6b4
-----

* Fix ``register`` not obeying name/version set by ``egg_info`` command, if
``egg_info`` wasn't explicitly run first on the same command line.

* Added ``--no-date`` and ``--no-svn-revision`` options to ``egg_info``
command, to allow suppressing tags configured in ``setup.cfg``.

* Fixed redundant warnings about missing ``README`` file(s); it should now
appear only if you are actually a source distribution.

-----
0.6b3
-----

* Fix ``bdist_egg`` not including files in subdirectories of ``.egg-info``.

* Allow ``.py`` files found by the ``include_package_data`` option to be
automatically included. Remove duplicate data file matches if both
``include_package_data`` and ``package_data`` are used to refer to the same
files.

-----
0.6b1
-----

* Strip ``module`` from the end of compiled extension modules when computing
the name of a ``.py`` loader/wrapper. (Python's import machinery ignores
this suffix when searching for an extension module.)

------
0.6a11
------

* Added ``test_loader`` keyword to support custom test loaders

* Added ``setuptools.file_finders`` entry point group to allow implementing
revision control plugins.

* Added ``--identity`` option to ``upload`` command.

* Added ``dependency_links`` to allow specifying URLs for ``--find-links``.

* Enhanced test loader to scan packages as well as modules, and call
``additional_tests()`` if present to get non-unittest tests.

* Support namespace packages in conjunction with system packagers, by omitting
the installation of any ``__init__.py`` files for namespace packages, and
adding a special ``.pth`` file to create a working package in
``sys.modules``.

* Made ``--single-version-externally-managed`` automatic when ``--root`` is
used, so that most system packagers won't require special support for
setuptools.

* Fixed ``setup_requires``, ``tests_require``, etc. not using ``setup.cfg`` or
other configuration files for their option defaults when installing, and
also made the install use ``--multi-version`` mode so that the project
directory doesn't need to support .pth files.

* ``MANIFEST.in`` is now forcibly closed when any errors occur while reading
it. Previously, the file could be left open and the actual error would be
masked by problems trying to remove the open file on Windows systems.

------
0.6a10
------

* Fixed the ``develop`` command ignoring ``--find-links``.

-----
0.6a9
-----

* The ``sdist`` command no longer uses the traditional ``MANIFEST`` file to
create source distributions. ``MANIFEST.in`` is still read and processed,
as are the standard defaults and pruning. But the manifest is built inside
the project's ``.egg-info`` directory as ``SOURCES.txt``, and it is rebuilt
every time the ``egg_info`` command is run.

* Added the ``include_package_data`` keyword to ``setup()``, allowing you to
automatically include any package data listed in revision control or
``MANIFEST.in``

* Added the ``exclude_package_data`` keyword to ``setup()``, allowing you to
trim back files included via the ``package_data`` and
``include_package_data`` options.

* Fixed ``--tag-svn-revision`` not working when run from a source
distribution.

* Added warning for namespace packages with missing ``declare_namespace()``

* Added ``tests_require`` keyword to ``setup()``, so that e.g. packages
requiring ``nose`` to run unit tests can make this dependency optional
unless the ``test`` command is run.

* Made all commands that use ``easy_install`` respect its configuration
options, as this was causing some problems with ``setup.py install``.

* Added an ``unpack_directory()`` driver to ``setuptools.archive_util``, so
that you can process a directory tree through a processing filter as if it
were a zipfile or tarfile.

* Added an internal ``install_egg_info`` command to use as part of old-style
``install`` operations, that installs an ``.egg-info`` directory with the
package.

* Added a ``--single-version-externally-managed`` option to the ``install``
command so that you can more easily wrap a "flat" egg in a system package.

* Enhanced ``bdist_rpm`` so that it installs single-version eggs that
don't rely on a ``.pth`` file. The ``--no-egg`` option has been removed,
since all RPMs are now built in a more backwards-compatible format.

* Support full roundtrip translation of eggs to and from ``bdist_wininst``
format. Running ``bdist_wininst`` on a setuptools-based package wraps the
egg in an .exe that will safely install it as an egg (i.e., with metadata
and entry-point wrapper scripts), and ``easy_install`` can turn the .exe
back into an ``.egg`` file or directory and install it as such.


-----
0.6a8
-----

* Fixed some problems building extensions when Pyrex was installed, especially
with Python 2.4 and/or packages using SWIG.

* Made ``develop`` command accept all the same options as ``easy_install``,
and use the ``easy_install`` command's configuration settings as defaults.

* Made ``egg_info --tag-svn-revision`` fall back to extracting the revision
number from ``PKG-INFO`` in case it is being run on a source distribution of
a snapshot taken from a Subversion-based project.

* Automatically detect ``.dll``, ``.so`` and ``.dylib`` files that are being
installed as data, adding them to ``native_libs.txt`` automatically.

* Fixed some problems with fresh checkouts of projects that don't include
``.egg-info/PKG-INFO`` under revision control and put the project's source
code directly in the project directory. If such a package had any
requirements that get processed before the ``egg_info`` command can be run,
the setup scripts would fail with a "Missing 'Version:' header and/or
PKG-INFO file" error, because the egg runtime interpreted the unbuilt
metadata in a directory on ``sys.path`` (i.e. the current directory) as
being a corrupted egg. Setuptools now monkeypatches the distribution
metadata cache to pretend that the egg has valid version information, until
it has a chance to make it actually be so (via the ``egg_info`` command).

-----
0.6a5
-----

* Fixed missing gui/cli .exe files in distribution. Fixed bugs in tests.

-----
0.6a3
-----

* Added ``gui_scripts`` entry point group to allow installing GUI scripts
on Windows and other platforms. (The special handling is only for Windows;
other platforms are treated the same as for ``console_scripts``.)

-----
0.6a2
-----

* Added ``console_scripts`` entry point group to allow installing scripts
without the need to create separate script files. On Windows, console
scripts get an ``.exe`` wrapper so you can just type their name. On other
platforms, the scripts are written without a file extension.

-----
0.6a1
-----

* Added support for building "old-style" RPMs that don't install an egg for
the target package, using a ``--no-egg`` option.

* The ``build_ext`` command now works better when using the ``--inplace``
option and multiple Python versions. It now makes sure that all extensions
match the current Python version, even if newer copies were built for a
different Python version.

* The ``upload`` command no longer attaches an extra ``.zip`` when uploading
eggs, as PyPI now supports egg uploads without trickery.

* The ``ez_setup`` script/module now displays a warning before downloading
the setuptools egg, and attempts to check the downloaded egg against an
internal MD5 checksum table.

* Fixed the ``--tag-svn-revision`` option of ``egg_info`` not finding the
latest revision number; it was using the revision number of the directory
containing ``setup.py``, not the highest revision number in the project.

* Added ``eager_resources`` setup argument

* The ``sdist`` command now recognizes Subversion "deleted file" entries and
does not include them in source distributions.

* ``setuptools`` now embeds itself more thoroughly into the distutils, so that
other distutils extensions (e.g. py2exe, py2app) will subclass setuptools'
versions of things, rather than the native distutils ones.

* Added ``entry_points`` and ``setup_requires`` arguments to ``setup()``;
``setup_requires`` allows you to automatically find and download packages
that are needed in order to *build* your project (as opposed to running it).

* ``setuptools`` now finds its commands, ``setup()`` argument validators, and
metadata writers using entry points, so that they can be extended by
third-party packages. See `Creating distutils Extensions
<http://pythonhosted.org/setuptools/setuptools.html#creating-distutils-extensions>`_
for more details.

* The vestigial ``depends`` command has been removed. It was never finished
or documented, and never would have worked without EasyInstall - which it
pre-dated and was never compatible with.

------
0.5a12
------

* The zip-safety scanner now checks for modules that might be used with
``python -m``, and marks them as unsafe for zipping, since Python 2.4 can't
handle ``-m`` on zipped modules.

------
0.5a11
------

* Fix breakage of the "develop" command that was caused by the addition of
``--always-unzip`` to the ``easy_install`` command.

-----
0.5a9
-----

* Include ``svn:externals`` directories in source distributions as well as
normal subversion-controlled files and directories.

* Added ``exclude=patternlist`` option to ``setuptools.find_packages()``

* Changed --tag-svn-revision to include an "r" in front of the revision number
for better readability.

* Added ability to build eggs without including source files (except for any
scripts, of course), using the ``--exclude-source-files`` option to
``bdist_egg``.

* ``setup.py install`` now automatically detects when an "unmanaged" package
or module is going to be on ``sys.path`` ahead of a package being installed,
thereby preventing the newer version from being imported. If this occurs,
a warning message is output to ``sys.stderr``, but installation proceeds
anyway. The warning message informs the user what files or directories
need deleting, and advises them they can also use EasyInstall (with the
``--delete-conflicting`` option) to do it automatically.

* The ``egg_info`` command now adds a ``top_level.txt`` file to the metadata
directory that lists all top-level modules and packages in the distribution.
This is used by the ``easy_install`` command to find possibly-conflicting
"unmanaged" packages when installing the distribution.

* Added ``zip_safe`` and ``namespace_packages`` arguments to ``setup()``.
Added package analysis to determine zip-safety if the ``zip_safe`` flag
is not given, and advise the author regarding what code might need changing.

* Fixed the swapped ``-d`` and ``-b`` options of ``bdist_egg``.

-----
0.5a8
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* The "egg_info" command now always sets the distribution metadata to "safe"
forms of the distribution name and version, so that distribution files will
be generated with parseable names (i.e., ones that don't include '-' in the
name or version). Also, this means that if you use the various ``--tag``
options of "egg_info", any distributions generated will use the tags in the
version, not just egg distributions.

* Added support for defining command aliases in distutils configuration files,
under the "[aliases]" section. To prevent recursion and to allow aliases to
call the command of the same name, a given alias can be expanded only once
per command-line invocation. You can define new aliases with the "alias"
command, either for the local, global, or per-user configuration.

* Added "rotate" command to delete old distribution files, given a set of
patterns to match and the number of files to keep. (Keeps the most
recently-modified distribution files matching each pattern.)

* Added "saveopts" command that saves all command-line options for the current
invocation to the local, global, or per-user configuration file. Useful for
setting defaults without having to hand-edit a configuration file.

* Added a "setopt" command that sets a single option in a specified distutils
configuration file.

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* Added "upload" support for egg and source distributions, including a bug
fix for "upload" and a temporary workaround for lack of .egg support in
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* Beefed up the "sdist" command so that if you don't have a MANIFEST.in, it
will include all files under revision control (CVS or Subversion) in the
current directory, and it will regenerate the list every time you create a
source distribution, not just when you tell it to. This should make the
default "do what you mean" more often than the distutils' default behavior
did, while still retaining the old behavior in the presence of MANIFEST.in.

* Fixed the "develop" command always updating .pth files, even if you
specified ``-n`` or ``--dry-run``.

* Slightly changed the format of the generated version when you use
``--tag-build`` on the "egg_info" command, so that you can make tagged
revisions compare *lower* than the version specified in setup.py (e.g. by
using ``--tag-build=dev``).

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* Added ``develop`` command to ``setuptools``-based packages. This command
installs an ``.egg-link`` pointing to the package's source directory, and
script wrappers that ``execfile()`` the source versions of the package's
scripts. This lets you put your development checkout(s) on sys.path without
having to actually install them. (To uninstall the link, use
use ``setup.py develop --uninstall``.)

* Added ``egg_info`` command to ``setuptools``-based packages. This command
just creates or updates the "projectname.egg-info" directory, without
building an egg. (It's used by the ``bdist_egg``, ``test``, and ``develop``
commands.)

* Enhanced the ``test`` command so that it doesn't install the package, but
instead builds any C extensions in-place, updates the ``.egg-info``
metadata, adds the source directory to ``sys.path``, and runs the tests
directly on the source. This avoids an "unmanaged" installation of the
package to ``site-packages`` or elsewhere.

* Made ``easy_install`` a standard ``setuptools`` command, moving it from
the ``easy_install`` module to ``setuptools.command.easy_install``. Note
that if you were importing or extending it, you must now change your imports
accordingly. ``easy_install.py`` is still installed as a script, but not as
a module.

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0.5a4
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* Setup scripts using setuptools can now list their dependencies directly in
the setup.py file, without having to manually create a ``depends.txt`` file.
The ``install_requires`` and ``extras_require`` arguments to ``setup()``
are used to create a dependencies file automatically. If you are manually
creating ``depends.txt`` right now, please switch to using these setup
arguments as soon as practical, because ``depends.txt`` support will be
removed in the 0.6 release cycle. For documentation on the new arguments,
see the ``setuptools.dist.Distribution`` class.

* Setup scripts using setuptools now always install using ``easy_install``
internally, for ease of uninstallation and upgrading.

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0.5a1
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* Added support for "self-installation" bootstrapping. Packages can now
include ``ez_setup.py`` in their source distribution, and add the following
to their ``setup.py``, in order to automatically bootstrap installation of
setuptools as part of their setup process::

from ez_setup import use_setuptools
use_setuptools()

from setuptools import setup
# etc...

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0.4a2
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* Added ``ez_setup.py`` installer/bootstrap script to make initial setuptools
installation easier, and to allow distributions using setuptools to avoid
having to include setuptools in their source distribution.

* All downloads are now managed by the ``PackageIndex`` class (which is now
subclassable and replaceable), so that embedders can more easily override
download logic, give download progress reports, etc. The class has also
been moved to the new ``setuptools.package_index`` module.

* The ``Installer`` class no longer handles downloading, manages a temporary
directory, or tracks the ``zip_ok`` option. Downloading is now handled
by ``PackageIndex``, and ``Installer`` has become an ``easy_install``
command class based on ``setuptools.Command``.

* There is a new ``setuptools.sandbox.run_setup()`` API to invoke a setup
script in a directory sandbox, and a new ``setuptools.archive_util`` module
with an ``unpack_archive()`` API. These were split out of EasyInstall to
allow reuse by other tools and applications.

* ``setuptools.Command`` now supports reinitializing commands using keyword
arguments to set/reset options. Also, ``Command`` subclasses can now set
their ``command_consumes_arguments`` attribute to ``True`` in order to
receive an ``args`` option containing the rest of the command line.

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0.3a2
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* Added new options to ``bdist_egg`` to allow tagging the egg's version number
with a subversion revision number, the current date, or an explicit tag
value. Run ``setup.py bdist_egg --help`` to get more information.

* Misc. bug fixes

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