Opened 11 months ago

#20500 new enhancement

Distribute as a wheel

Reported by: atagar Owned by: atagar
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Core Tor/Stem Version:
Severity: Minor Keywords: packaging
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Description

At PyCon sounded like wheels (*.whl) are the new hotness when it comes to distributing python modules...

https://pypi.python.org/pypi/wheel

Don't think we want to jump on this right away for a few reasons...

  1. Still pretty new. They haven't even reached their 1.x release yet.
  2. Really all we care about is built-in pip support. Not clear all versions support wheels.
  3. Requires setuptools. It's kinda nice just needing the builtins.
  4. We don't need any of the capabilities wheel provides. Stem is a simple module without any native components.

That said, if this becomes the standard then once it's universally supported we should obviously swap.

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