What is stevedore?
Python makes loading code dynamically easy, allowing you to configure and extend your application by discovering and loading extensions (“plugins“) at runtime. Many applications implement their own library for doing this, using __import__ or importlib. stevedore avoids creating yet another extension mechanism by building on top of setuptools entry points. The code for managing entry points tends to be repetitive, though, so stevedore provides manager classes for implementing common patterns for using dynamically loaded extensions.
- Deprecate TestExtensionManager and replace with make_test_instance() class method to provide test classes that behave more like the production class, while still allowing the extensions to be injected for testing. (contributed by drocco-007)
- Include a work-around to avoid a cpython bug with atexit (#15881). (contributed by philiptzou)
- Update documentation to refer to setuptools instead of distribute. (contributed by westurner)
- Add pypy to the list of default test configurations.
Visit the stevedore project page for download links and installation instructions.