Finally, thanks to a bunch of people that helped me to pay my train and bus tickets, I've made it to paris for the distutils2 sprint.
They have been a bit more than 10 people to come during the sprint, and it was very productive. Here's a taste of what we've been working on:
Some people have also tried to port their packaging from distutils1 to distutils2. They have spotted a number of bugs and made some improvements to the code, to make it more friendly to use.
I'm really pleased to see how newcomers went trough the code, and started hacking so fast. I must say it wasn't the case when we started to work on distutils1 so that's a very good point: people now can hack the code quicker than they could before.
Some of the features here are not completely finished yet, but are on the tubes, and will be ready for a release (hopefully) at the end of the week.
Big thanks to logilab for hosting (and sponsoring my train ticket) and providing us food, and to bearstech for providing some money for breakfast and bears^Wbeers.
Again, a big thanks to all the people who gave me money to pay the transport, I really wasn't expecting such thing to happen :-)