[Distutils] Windows web based installation of multiple packages

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Aug 8 17:47:10 CEST 2007

At 09:55 AM 8/8/2007 -0500, Mark Hammond wrote:
> > However, I'm still interested in setting up the associations
> > so that an HTTP content-type header for .egg files could be
> > associated with easy_install.  I assume if it were trivial it
> > would have been done by now.
>But wouldn't this defeat one of the key features of eggs - that you do *not*
>need to manually locate them and install them?

Not really.  I see the usefulness of this as being able to simply 
click on a download link in the Cheeseshop after discovering a 
package's existence (e.g. by reading the Cheeseshop RSS feed).

Of course, I personally have a shell window open at all times, so 
it's no big deal for me to switch over and type "easy_install foo", 
so defining support for quick-download launching hasn't been a high 
priority for me.

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