[Distutils] What binary formats should we be distributing?

Piotr Dobrogost p at 2014.dobrogost.net
Fri Nov 28 09:47:58 CET 2014

On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 12:25 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> The wininst (exe) format is probably of limited value, It is of use for
> systems without pip where integration with add/remove programs is useful,
> but such systems are probably rare. But if you want to distribute a
> "standalone installer" format, exe is probably more familiar to Python
> package users than msi. On the downside, it doesn't work with virtualenvs.

It does work with virtualenv although only when used with easy_install
and not pip.
See http://stackoverflow.com/q/3271590/95735

Piotr Dobrogost

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