Hey there! Have you ever wondered how to build and distribute a python module or library you have written to the public? If you have (if you haven't, that's cool anyway), then this might be interesting for you. Starting with this post, I'll write a tutorial divided in three parts that will hopefully serve as a simple and easy to understand introduction to Python's distutils: from writing the build script to sharing your library with the world.
First of all, please take into account that I will be referring to Python 2.7 in this tutorial, but it may not be that different for Python 3.