[python-win32] pywin32 install via setuptools -- conclusion?
gundlach at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 17:16:34 CEST 2008
On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Christopher Galvan
<cgalvan at enthought.com> wrote:
> I work for a company called Enthought who also ships a Python
I just read about Enthought for the first time the other day. It
seems that Enthought and ActiveState do similar things.
> Distribution(EPD) which includes an 'egg' version
> of pywin32 that someone could easy_install. The entire distribution is
> free, but unfortunately there is an annual fee
> to access the egg repository for individual packages. However, I would be
Would it be against Enthought's license for me to pay the annual fee,
download the egg, modify it in some way, and then make it freely
available? I read the applicable part of the license and it sounds
like if I modify the egg for my own use, then after the license
terminates I can still keep and distribute the modified copy. I don't
want to violate the spirit of their license, so maybe this isn't
kosher, but I'd also like to avoid duplication of effort! :)
> more than willing to help you get
> started with using setuptools and creating an egg for pywin32 :). Even if
> the pywin32 project doesn't upload the egg to
> PyPi, there is still another way through setuptools to make a single install
> step for your users.
Right -- by pointing explicitly to where the egg file can be found, correct?
Thanks very much for the offer of help -- if my above license hack is
a no-go, then I'll probably see you on IRC.
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