"Barry A. Warsaw" wrote:
MAL> Why not simply make the installation a configure option ? MAL> We could easily extend setup.py to grab the tarball from MAL> the web in case it is needed.
That's another option. Certainly stuff like that is becoming fairly common for installers these days.
Hmm, make that ZIP-ball (we have no .tar support in the standard lib, only ZIP-file support). Also, the setup.py will have to check whether it has to grab a level 0 compression ZIP file or a level 9 one.
Nothing which cannot be done, of course... net installers are quite common these days (see e.g. Mozilla, IE and others), so people are probably quite used to them already. And we can always provide a full install download as well.
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