i have a set of python extension modules that are building and installing with distutils. it is finally working very well, and i'm very happy with the results.
i'd like to start using distutils to create my source and binary distributions. everything is working for the most part (i have a feeling i'll be looking into the code for further refinements :]). anyways, when i create my binary distribution it is not packaging any of the examples or help files. i guess the problem is; where should these files go???
it seems like this type of stuff hasn't been nailed down yet?
what i was thinking would be ideal, is for my binary distributions to come exactly like the source distributions, but with the compiled files in the "build" directory included.
this is mainly for windows i suppose? but then users without compilers could still do the "setup.py install", and there would be no need for compilation, since the binaries would already be in the build directories.
is that a clean method for the binary releases? to me it sounds like the best plan, i suppose i could just zip up my source directory and include the "build" for my binary distributions, but i was checking if distutils already supported something similar.
just trying to figure this all out, thanks