Thomas Heller wrote:
Has anyone looked into creating a bdist command for the free Inno Setup 2 Windows installer ?
I was thinking about a bdist_wise in these old days, but I gave up after bdist_wininst was implemented.
What are you missing?
I am very satisfied with the existing bdist_wininst, the only reason for heading into the inno setup direction is that it would allow more flexible setups, e.g. the user has more options to choose from, you can wrap packages which contain optional subpackages, do full, standard and customized installs, add auxiliary package installs such as MDAC or ship MSVC DLLs etc.
bdist_wininst is perfect for pure Python packages and probably most binary extensions too, but there are a small number of instances which do require more functionality and since Inno Setup is free, I thought it would be a good idea to add support for it to distutils.