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Virtual Python Environment Builder (complete rewrite)

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This is based on the rewrite branch of virtualenv:

What pythons are currently supported in this fork:

  • Python 2.6

  • PyPy

  • PyPy3 (on Windows it doesn’t really work cause pip is broken on the 2.4.0 release)

  • Python 2.6

  • Python 2.7

  • Python 3.2 (tested but unsupported, check test results for exact situation)

  • Python 3.3

  • Python 3.4

What’s currently tested (on Windows AppVeyor Build Status and Linux CircleCI Build Status Travis-CI Build Status):

  • creation

  • recreation

  • --system-site-packages (incl. ordering of sites)

  • .pth support

  • bin scripts

  • tox integration

  • C extensions compile properly inside

Debian-flavored linuxes are also supported (with their messy patches on

What’s missing:

  • No symlinks or hardlinks, just dumb copies.

  • Relocation support (it wasn’t really supported in legacy virtualenv anyway).

  • You tell me …

Try it

Option 1: release from alternate index

The alternate index:

To install:

pip install -i virtualenv

Option 2: development version

pip install --ignore-installed

Option 3: release with different name

There’s an alternative package on PyPI: virtualenv-rewrite:

pip install virtualenv-rewrite


For the old documentation, see


14.1.0 (2015-10-02)

  • Update bundled setuptools to 18.3.2.

  • Update bundled wheel to 0.26.0.

  • Fixed issues with case normalization on Windows (some paths weren’t properly case-normalized).

14.0.0 (2015-09-15)

  • Initial PyPI release.

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