[Distutils] bdist_innoinst ?!

Thomas Heller thomas.heller@ion-tof.com
Thu Jul 26 13:18:03 2001

M.-A. Lemburg:
> Tim Peters wrote:
> > 
> > [Robin Dunn]
> > > You can get conditionals and other scripting capabilites with the
> > > InnoSetup Extensions available at http://www.wintax.nl/isx/.  I use
> > > it a tiny bit in the wxPython installer, but I've heard that it can
> > > do a whole lot more.
> > 
> > Ya, I looked at that.  That's what Python needs:  to ship an installer with
> > an embedded Pascal interpreter <wink>.
> Since Inno is written in Delphi and there is a really nice Delphi-Python
> gateway out there, why not add an embedded Python interpreter to Inno ?!
> Would be sort of cool ... you install Python by using a Python script
> to tweak a Delphi program into doing the right thing. Python will
> then finally learn to boot itself ;-)

Using Python to install the DLLs it needs to run ;-?

In this case maybe it would easier to use bdist_wininst,
it already _has_ Python embedded, and it could export win32api
functions needed to Python.