Bento is a packaging tool solution for python softwares, targeted as an
alternative to distutils, setuptools, distribute, etc.... Bento philosophy is
reproducibility, extensibility and simplicity (in that order).
Bento is under constant development. The main implemented features are
- Declarative description of your package. Metadata
and package content are described in a simple format.
- Flexible installation scheme: you can install any file
- Layered internal architecture: core functionalities, command
line interface are clearly separated: bento is designed as a library
from the ground-up.
- Hackable and extensible: bento is designed to be extensible:
commands are not hardly coupled, and new ones can be inserted between
existing ones without the need for monkey-patching.
- Scale down: a core principle of bento is to make software
easier to package, and avoid too many choices for packages with simple
- Scale up: on the other hand, bento is designed for complex
packages. Bento is already capable to build numpy and scipy with less
code than distutils.
- Distutils Compatibility Layer: bento can convert an existing
distutils package into the bento format. Bento packages can be installed
with tools which normally expect a setup.py (pip, easy_install, etc...).
Introduction to Bento.
How to install bento.
A tutorial for Bento newcommers.
Task oriented guides
Detailed description of the file format and command line interface.
Current and planned features.
Design rationales, source organization.
Taking part in bento's development.
Indices and Tables
Table of Contents
Lists all sections and subsections.
Search this documentation.
All functions, classes, terms.