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Re: Changes to enable easy_install of packages using JCC
Andi Vajda <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Seriously, though, I think that the right thing to do to better
> integrate JCC with distutils/setuptools/distribute/pip/etc... is to
> make it into a distutils 'compiler'. This requires some work, though,
> and I haven't done it in all thee years. Anyone with the itch to hack
> on distutils is welcome to take that on.

The future here is Python 3.3's "packaging" (aka "distutils2", on
earlier versions of Python):

    import packaging
except ImportError:
    import distutils2
> Additionally, issue 43 is all about using the distutils/setuptools
> compiler and linker invocation machinery for building a vanilla shared
> library (as opposed to a Python extension). On linux this is a bit
> cumbersome. On Windows, at little less so. On Mac OS X, it just works.
> The alternative would be to write a 'configure' script for that part
> of the JCC build. A configure script would also solve the chicken/egg
> problem of building that library on Windows (the first time, the build
> needs to be done twice for the import library to be in the right
> place).
> Currently, I'm leaning towards the configure script solution since
> none of the projects mentioned above seems to have taken issue 43 on
> (by simply integrating my patches) in all these years and Pylucene's
> issue 13 is curently blocked:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PYLUCENE-13?focusedCommentId=13162273&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-13162273
> I have very little itch to dabble in configure scripts either so I've
> been dragging my feet. If someone were to step forward with a patch
> for that, I'd be delighted in ripping out all this patching
> brittleness.

I have big chunks of such a configure script written (for Windows/OS
X/Linux) which I'd be happy to contribute.