[Distutils] Fwd: [Remind-Fans] wxRemind - new release

Bruce Wang number5 at gmail.com
Sat May 20 17:06:11 CEST 2006

Here is some questions from Daniel Graham (the author of wxRemind),   maybe
someone on this list could answer :)

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From: Daniel Graham <daniel.graham at duke.edu>
Date: May 20, 2006 2:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Remind-Fans] wxRemind - new release
To: Users of the REMIND system <remind-fans at whatexit.org>


Thanks for the suggestions and the links.  I had fooled around with
distutils and nearly went crazy. My experience with setuptools and
easy_install was much more pleasant. I've thus added setup.py to the
package but left INSTALL so there are now three installation
alternatives: './INSTALL', 'python setup.py' and 'easy_install
wxRemind'. All are documented in the README and the home page at:


I've also registered wxRemind at PyPI.

Still, the "egg" is not all that I wished:

    1) I could never get the dependencies to work right. Even though
    wxPython is registered, easy_install would complain
    about not being able to satisfy wxPython>=2.6.1.  No problem
    satifying Python>=2.3, on the other hand, but easy_install would
    then identify 2.4 as 'better' and try to install that. I
    ended up dropping both requirements.

    2) It is still necessary to download FLOAT and WXREMINDRC since
    I couldn't figure out a way to make them accessable in the egg.

If you have suggestions about how to modify my setup.py to fix these
problems or other suggestions, I would be most grateful.


On 2006-05-19 11:51 +0800, Bruce Wang wrote:
> wxRemind is great!
> Would you mind package it as python eggs [1] (and register it at PyPI [2]
> course)
> It will be much more easier for users to upgrade/install using python eggs
> [1] http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/PythonEggs
> [2] http://www.python.org/pypi
> --
> simple is good
> http://brucewang.net

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