[Distutils] Bundling Distribute

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Thu Nov 5 23:56:13 CET 2009

On Thu, 05 Nov 2009 14:50:58 -0800, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com>  

>> I personally find it more convenient to install binaries than from  
>> source.
> Why?

1. Not having to deal build errors (due to missing libs or corrupt lib  
2. Not having to have a compiler suite installed (VS, xcode)
3. Installing binaries take less time than for source (which you have to  
4. Support for binary repositories (eg: pypm.activestate.com) where you  
can put custom builds (eg: launchpad repos)

Point (1) and (2) are very important for Windows.


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