[Python-3000] 2.6.1 and 3.0
suraj at barkale.com
Tue Dec 2 16:23:12 CET 2008
Christian Heimes <lists <at> cheimes.de> writes:
> Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> > On mer, 2008-11-26 at 21:03 +0100, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> >>> I'm sure the
> >>> Python Software Foundation would easily get a free license of one of the
> >>> good commercial MSI installer generators.
> >> Can you recommend a specific one?
> > I've had good results with Advanced Installer:
> > http://www.advancedinstaller.com/feats-list.html
> The free edition is missing at least one important feature:
> Merge Modules into your installation
> Create self-contained MSI packages, by including and configuring the
> required merge modules.
I would suggest using WiX Toolset (http://wix.sourceforge.net/) as it is open
source and supports almost all features of "Advanced Installer". AFAIK the
Visual Studio & MS Office teams use WiX for their installers. It also relies on
XML files to specify the MSI content.
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