[Distutils] Re: Distutils on Mac OS
Thu Sep 14 22:07:02 2000
On 14 September 2000, Jack Jansen said:
> is there a reason that simply starting setup.py doesn't do an install?
> That may be the easiets way to go...
"""The Python Distribution Utilities, or Distutils for short, are a
collection of modules that aid in the development, distribution, and
installation of Python modules."""
Installation isn't the only game in town here! ;-)
> I can see two slightly simpler ways of dealing with this. The
> easiest to implement is to have an applet which you can just drop
> setup.py files on and it handles everything from there (easy to do
> thanks to the "run_setup" function - I have a 5 line applet which
> does this now).
[Jack responds warmly]
> I think that of the solutions listed I like this one best. VISE is
> overkill (and moreover will make it difficult for people to create a
> distribution on a whim, because they'll have to get VISE first) and
> the distribute-as-applet has potential backward/forward compatibility
> But I think that the solution I really like best is that we just whip up a
> simple user interface for setup and put that in the distutils package...
Yeah, as I implied in my last post, I prefer this option too. (Easy for
me to say, from my impregnable bastion of ignorance about Mac OS.)
Greg Ward firstname.lastname@example.org