Katy & Steve Lee wrote:
Is there a minimal 'runtime' installation. I would like to distribute a 'product' consisting of Python scripts plus a few other bits by a single Windows installer that does not require Python to be installed before and see no reason to insist that the user install the entire python dev as they are probably not at all interested in it. Oh and another question is - I have a number of .msm (Microsoft Installer Merge files) files to distribute/install do you know how I could make these part of a single python installer? Thanks Steve Lee
I suggest you look at either py2exe (http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/py2exe/) or Gordon McMillan's installer (http://www.mcmillan-inc.com/install1.html). Both of these tools package up Python and your application into an executable suitable for distributing to end users. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses so I would suggest you read a little about them and decide which one better suits your requirements.
As for the Microsoft files, back to the list I'm afraid ...