[Distutils] setuptools for py 2.7 windows
pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Jun 18 22:23:55 CEST 2010
At 08:24 AM 6/18/2010 +0200, Lennart Regebro wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 17:20, Adam GROSZER <agroszer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Someone please make a setuptools-0.6c11.win32-py2.7.exe.
>Just out of interest: Why are these versions needed?
If you're asking why there are different .exe's for different Python
versions, it's because currently, different modules and entry points
are included, based on Python version. Distutils on Python 2.3, for
example, does not include an 'upload' command, so setuptools provides
one there. But on 2.4+, it is not necessary for setuptools to
provide it, since it is already included.
>Their isn't any
>C-code in setuptools, doesn't the source version work just as well?
There are .exe's so that Windows users don't have to do a lot of
extra manual steps to get the installation process started, and so
that they can uninstall via the Windows control panel.
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