[reportlab-users] ReportLab 2.3 release news

Reed L. O'Brien Reed.L.OBrien at nasa.gov
Fri Jan 2 08:14:21 EST 2009

On Jan 2, 2009, at 7:38 AM, Andy Robinson wrote:

> Happy New Year to everybody...


Happy New Year


> There are 2 debatable issues I would like input on:


> (6) Docs and Tests

> We are also reconsidering the decision to split out the docs and tests

> from the code. This was part (but not all) of the rearrangement we

> did for 2.2. To be honest, this has caused no end of trouble at our

> end, with non-Python-experts having no idea where to find these

> things. The manuals and tests are the main source of teaching

> examples, and if someone has done "python setup.py install" and then

> cleaned up wherever they unpacked it, they have lost the docs.



> Therefore we are considering putting 'docs' and 'tests' UNDER

> 'reportlab' so that they end up 'installed' in site-packages. This

> seems cleaner to us than having people separately downloading docs and

> demos (as wxPython does), or just plain not finding them. It will

> require a tedious extension to setup.py to enumerate all the

> non-Python files, but we can live with that.


> Does anyone have opinions on this?

Add include_package_data=True to your setup.py, it should include and
files under SVN control.

see http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools


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