On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:05 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 04:41 pm, email@example.com wrote:
FYI, this totally fails on Windows XP, Py2.6, Twisted 9.0.0...
This is an interesting problem.
http://tmrc.mit.edu/mirror/twisted/Twisted/9.0/Twisted-9.0.0.win32-py2.6.exe as some kind of package it can install - maybe a self-extracting zip? I don't know - but that's not what it is. This seems to be because the name matches the scheme setuptools uses for naming certain kinds of distribution files.
I think it thinks that it's an executable created using "python setup.py bdist_wininst" or something similar...
We presently are not distributing binary eggs for Windows, so easy_install isn't likely to be the best installation strategy anyway.
Well, the second thing I do on a new machine (after installing Python of course) is install MinGW and set distutils up to use it as a compiler for Python extensions, so for me it usually works just fine. :)
However, in the general case, I agree that most people won't necessarily have a compiler installed on Windows. Not entirely related to this discussion (though not entirely unrelated), I think that Twisted's whole release/distribution system needs to be revamped a little. I've been meaning to talk to radix about this, but haven't found the time...maybe this will give me the kick in the pants I needed...