[Distutils] Bundling Distribute
tseaver at palladion.com
Fri Nov 6 20:53:45 CET 2009
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Ram Rachum wrote:
> Lennart Regebro <regebro <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> 2. You should only create binary releases if your module contains
>> C-code and then only for Windows.
> Why only if there's C code? I personally find it more convenient to install
> binaries than from source.
I find it hard to believe that you can even tell the difference: the
time to create a binary egg from an sdist is vanishingly small, dwarfed
by the time to download either. Binary eggs are seriously problematic
in some cases: e.g., UCS2 vs. UCS4 builds on Linux, or finc / macports
/ system python on OS/X.
Windows is the only platform where distributing binary eggs publically
makes sense, but only because Windows users can't build C extensions.
Some Windows folks prefer the bdist_wininst format to get integratoin
with the system's "Add / Remove Programs" feature, too.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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