[Distutils] Bundling Distribute
regebro at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 00:09:22 CET 2009
2009/11/5 Sridhar Ratnakumar <sridharr at activestate.com>:
> 1. Not having to deal build errors (due to missing libs or corrupt lib
Then you need to compile the libs statically, and then you open up
another can of worms with incompatibilities there.
> 2. Not having to have a compiler suite installed (VS, xcode)
If you install a python library, you have those installed. (Except on Windows).
> 3. Installing binaries take less time than for source (which you have to
Which is only relevant of you have massive amounts of C-code. Even big
projects take 15 seconds instead if 3 seconds. Hardly a big problem.
> 4. Support for binary repositories (eg: pypm.activestate.com) where you can
> put custom builds (eg: launchpad repos)
This I don't understand.
> Point (1) and (2) are very important for Windows.
Yes. Which is why I explicitly said that you shouldn't distribute
binaries, except for Windows.
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