[Distutils] RFC: Binary Distribution Format for distutils2/packaging

Zvezdan Petkovic zvezdan at computer.org
Wed Mar 14 23:05:55 CET 2012

On Mar 14, 2012, at 1:42 PM, Chris Barker wrote:

> 1) there are folks that want to do a little python that don't have any
> experience or interest in the whole C building thing -- and to get the
> compiler on the Mac, you need to register with Mac Developer
> connection, then download a MASSIVE binary -- it's not a trivial lift.

Not any more.
You can install XCode from Mac App store as an application now instead of an installation bundle/image.
Also, the membership in the Mac Developer connection is not required.
Only if you are going to sign apps for Mac or iOS you need the membership.  For a casual user who needs a C compiler and finds XCode on the Mac App store it's not required.


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