Distutils2 is looking for love, and you are the group who are going to give it! The Montreal-Python user group is hosting, on the 21st of April, a sprint in Montreal to work on Distutils2 with Éric Araujo, Python core developer and distutils2 maintainer. Bring your laptop and your magic fingers, and we will provide the food and the good times. No previous knowledge of Distutils2 required, just general Python skills.

Distutils2 is the official successor of distutils. It aims to be a better, more flexible and more featureful packaging tool for Python authors, as well as a reusable library for packaging tools developers. Distutils2 is included in the Python 3.3 standard library under the name “packaging”, the module named “distutils2” is the standalone backport for Python versions 2.5 to 2.7, and 3.x. The first beta versions of Python 3.3 and Distutils2 are coming in June, and we are planning a series of sprints to make it ready for the release.

A sprint is simply programmers meeting together face-to-face to work on the same project. Previous sprints held in Montreal have improved Distutils2, why don’t you come along for the next one and put your mark on a Python release?

The good folks at Radialpoint have graciously provided us with space and free pizza. Come join us on Saturday, the 21st of April, from 12pm to 7pm.

The address is: 2050 Bleury Street Suite 300

Registration here is preferable but not required.

For hacks and glory!