[Distutils] Import extensions from zipfiles (windows only)
theller at python.net
Thu Dec 16 20:58:41 CET 2004
"Phillip J. Eby" <pje at telecommunity.com> writes:
> At 09:15 PM 12/15/2004 +0100, Thomas Heller wrote:
>>I have a first working version of an importer which can import extension
>>modules from zipfiles, avoiding to unpack them to the file system.
>>License is still LGPL, unfortunately.
>>Subscribers to the py2exe-users list already know that it uses this code
>>which simulates the windows LoadLibrary call:
>>It works in simple cases, the only ones that I have tested so far.
>>Shall I publish it for experimentation?
> Doesn't this technique require an extension module, which would mean
> in turn that we can't bootstrap it from the zipfile? That is, it
> would have to be included in Python, which the LGPL would rule out
> Still, it sounds most interesting.
In case you haven't seen the announcement I made here's the link:
> I hope in another week or two to have some time to hammer out a
> prototype for a self-extract API and a setuptools extension to build a
> basic archive format. I'm thinking that rather than allowing metadata
> to be a holdup, I'd like to get a base implementation we can
> experiment with. In that regard, your technique sounds useful too,
> but I'm kind of wary about the licensing issue.
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