Why I Stopped Coding and Why I'd Start Again
Subject:   cheeseshop?
Date:   2008-02-22 03:11:27
From:   thisfred
I wonder if you know about buildout, setuptools, eggs and the cheeseshop, since they more or less do what you describe here, and have been for a while.

Sure, they can be a little rough around the edges sometimes, but this set of tools is so widely used in the python community now, that the speed of improvement is very high.

If you did know about them, what exactly sets your proposed solution apart fundamentally?