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Update README's bootstrapping advice

distribute is now deprecated, and its functionality merged into the setuptools project. I updated the readme's advice to reflect this, and the recommended way of getting pip as well (using https urls, which `easy_install` won't use).
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@@ -36,30 +36,31 @@ connectivity.
-Couchapp requires Python 2.5x or sup. To install couchapp using
-easy_install you must make sure you have a recent version of distribute
+Couchapp requires Python 2.5x or greater. Couchapp is most easily installed
+using the latest versions of the standard python packaging tools, setuptools
+and pip. They may be installed like so::
- $ curl -O
- $ sudo python
- $ easy_install pip
+ $ curl -O
+ $ sudo python
+ $ curl -O
+ $ sudo python
-To install or upgrade to the latest released version of couchapp::
+Installing couchapp is then simply a matter of::
$ pip install couchapp
On OSX 10.6/10.7 you may need to set ARCH_FLAGS::
$ env ARCHFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64" pip install couchapp
-To install/upgrade development version::
+To install/upgrade a development version of couchapp::
- $ pip install git+
+ $ pip install -e git+
Note: some installations need to use *sudo* command beafore each command
-Note on debian system don't forget to install python-dev.
+Note: on debian system don't forget to install python-dev.
To install on windows follow instructions `here

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