[Distutils] Expectations on how pip needs to change for Python 3.4

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 00:22:26 CEST 2013

On 15 July 2013 23:09, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal <chris.barker at noaa.gov>wrote:

> > For simple cases yes, but we have
> > bdist_wininst and bdist_msi for those, and they are clearly not enough.
> but they are really widely used -- maybe when binary wheels become
> ubiqitous, I'll stop using them, but I'm no command line phobic, and I
> usually go first to look for an installer on Windows.

The killer issue with bdist_wininst and bdist_msi is that they don't work
with virtualenvs. I was a fan of them till I started using virtualenv, at
which point they become totally useless :-(

I'm not against someone writing a GUI. But it won't be me :-)

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