[Distutils] WinNT and distutils
Fri, 28 Jan 2000 19:02:17 -0500
On 28 January 2000, Fred L. Drake, Jr. said:
> As Guido pointed out at IPC8, distutils is most valuable if it
> doesn't need to be included with the packages that use it and doesn't
> need to be installed separately. So it's really not "there" until 1.6
> anyway. Drop support for 1.5.2 and we're in good shape.
> Got that, Greg (Ward)? ;)
Yeah, I've been (slowly, quietly) moving towards that position anyways.
Using all sorts of 1.6 features would make it a bit hard to develop,
test, and debug the Distutils -- I guess at some point I'll have to
break down and start running the CVS version of Python instead of the
standard Red Hat RPM. ;-)
What 1.6 features are really, absolutely necessary, though? So far I
see only one:
* registry access on Windows
Oh yeah, will the registry-access code that Robin Becker posted work
under 1.5.2 with Mark's extensions installed as well as under 1.6 with
built-in registry support?