Mike Orr wrote:
Alberto, this is a wonderful idea. It may help with some issues I'm currently facing, running Pylons on App Engine and in Py2exe, distributing projects to assistant developers, and in training sessions for new developers.
My organization has developers on all three platforms (Linux, Windows, and Mac), so we'd definitely be interested interested in all-platform or cross-platform builds if they become feasable.
I've implemented "universal" installer support in latest release, 0.1.4. The support is limited however by setuptools limitation of not distinguish between different builds (UCS2 vs UCS4 on linux, fink vs mac ports, etc.. on macosx, etc) though this might be fixed in the future if someone more knowledgeable than me on this issues wants to lend a hand :)
A sample universal installer for TurboGears2 which supports linux-i686, win32 and macosx-10.3-i386 (with the mentioned limitiations) is here: http://toscat.net/%7Ealberto/AllTurboGears2-1.9.7a3dev-r5053-py2.5.py
P.S: This cross-post replies are getting out of control. Since I'm the one who began all this madness by cross-posting the announcement, I should be one trying to stop it: Lets continue this thread in distutils-sig please, sorry about this.