10 Jul 2007 10 Jul '07
At 07:43 PM 7/10/2007 +0200, Thomas Heller wrote:
Well, bdist_wininst had a sucessful live, I see no problems if it is replaced with something else - be it eggs or bdist_msi.
Perhaps someone could make an egg-to-msi translator, so that non-Windows users could still build and distribute eggs, but Windows users could still install them with built-in uninstallability.
Eggs certainly don't have a complex internal format -- indeed, they don't offer as much installation flexibility as bdist_wininst does. easy_install can convert most (but not all) bdist_wininst .exe's to eggs, so a similar conversion from eggs to MSI should be possible.