[IronPython] Final release packaging

Dino Viehland dinov at exchange.microsoft.com
Tue Aug 29 22:02:42 CEST 2006

I've opened a bug for us to track this - (#2705, http://www.codeplex.com/WorkItem/View.aspx?ProjectName=IronPython&WorkItemId=2705)  if anyone else has any suggestions as for what the MSI should do please either comment here or add a comment to the bug.

It's too much work to get this ready for 1.0, but we'll look at distributing an MSI shortly after 1.0 (either 1.01 or 1.1 hopefully).

From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Keith J. Farmer
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 10:46 AM
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Subject: Re: [IronPython] Final release packaging

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
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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
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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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