[IronPython] Final release packaging

Keith J. Farmer kfarmer at thuban.org
Mon Aug 28 19:45:34 CEST 2006

Whereas the MSI gives me consistency of the install, as well as the uninstall.  I also don't have to copy-unzip-copy or the like.  MSI's great packaging tech for me.
I'd be pleased to see an environment variable (eg, IRONPYTHON_HOME) set up as well and appended to PATH.  I use this in some scripts.


From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com on behalf of J. de Hooge
Sent: Mon 8/28/2006 1:25 AM
To: 'Discussion of IronPython'
Subject: Re: [IronPython] Final release packaging

Although other options of course are welcome, I personally favor the zero-impact installation.
It gives me insight and precise control.
By the way I think RC2 is quite good. Before my holicays I tried RC1 and many things fall over in my apps.
I anticipated to have a lot to repair after the holidays, but with RC2 everything seems to run alright again.
Jacques de Hooge
info at geatec.com

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	Van: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] Namens Martin Maly
	Verzonden: Sunday, August 27, 2006 3:43 AM
	Aan: Discussion of IronPython
	Onderwerp: Re: [IronPython] Final release packaging
	Our intention is to continue our tradition of zero-impact installers and release the 1.0 as the zip file.
	It seems though that it may be worth looking at the msi release (in addition to the zip file) as a possibility...

	From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com On Behalf Of jeff sacksteder
	Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 6:09 PM
	To: users at lists.ironpython.com
	Subject: [IronPython] Final release packaging
	I haven't heard any discussion about how the final release will be packaged. Will it be similar to the existing releases or a more polished msi? I'd like to see an installer with that drops the binaries into a known location and adds it to the system path, add itself to add/remove programs, etc- at least create a shell shortcut so that I can do start->run->ipy. Maybe register an association with.py files(asking first, of course.)

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