[Ironpython-users] IronPython 2.7.2 Released

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Mon Mar 12 15:02:52 CET 2012

This is a great idea, this functionality does not currently exist, could
you please file a new issue at http://ironpython.codeplex.com?



On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM, Keith Rome <rome at wintellect.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the great work!
> Regarding the new zipimport functionality - is it possible to specify an
> embedded resource name for the path to the zip? For example, if I wanted to
> distribute a library by just packaging it up within an assembly? Or is it
> necessary to write the resource out to a file on disk first?
> Example:
> Instead of: sys.path.insert(0, '/path/lib.zip')
> Something like: sys.path.insert(0, 'resource:path.lib.zip')
> The primary reason behind wanting to deliver via embedded resource is to
> prevent tinkering/tampering by end users. But there are additional reasons
> such as simpler deployment under Silverlight and not having to deal with
> versioning of extra "satellite" external resources when using our scripting
> runtime environment in multiple projects. All of those issues go away when
> we can package everything directly within the assembly(s).
> I am currently using a custom PlatformAdaptationLayer to supply the file
> contents at runtime and msbuild wildcard inclusion of the libraries and all
> subfolders to embed them as resources (something that msbuild tolerates,
> but Visual Studio does not). It would be much cleaner to just use
> zipimport, as well as much easier to maintain (and the distributed assembly
> would also be much smaller due to zip compression).
> Keith Rome
> Senior Consultant and Architect
> Wintellect | 770.617.4016 | krome at wintellect.com
> www.wintellect.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ironpython-users-bounces+rome=wintellect.com at python.org [mailto:
> ironpython-users-bounces+rome=wintellect.com at python.org] On Behalf Of
> Jeff Hardy
> Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 12:53 AM
> To: ironpython-users at python.org
> Subject: [Ironpython-users] IronPython 2.7.2 Released
> On behalf of the IronPython team, I'm happy to announce the final
> release IronPython 2.7.2
> (http://ironpython.codeplex.com/releases/view/74478). This release
> includes everything from IronPython 2.7 and 2.7.1 as well. Like all
> IronPython 2.7-series releases, .NET 4 is required to install it.
> Installing this release will replace any existing IronPython
> 2.7-series installation.
> Unlike previous releases, the assemblies for all supported platforms
> are included in the installer as well as the zip package, in the
> "Platforms" directory. IronPython 2.7.2 includes support for .NET 3.5,
> .NET 4, Silverlight 4, and Silverlight 5, and preliminary releases for
> Mono for Android 4.0 and Windows Phone 7.5. For 2.7.2, the mobile
> platforms are previews; they have known issues, and expect them to
> change for 2.7.3.
> The biggest improvements in IronPython 2.7.2 are:
> support for loading libraries from zip archives (the zipimport module);
> the sqlite3 module;
> many improvements to the pyc.py compiler, such as the ability generate
> standalone executables by embedding the IronPython assemblies;
> and numerous other bug fixes.
> IronPython 2.7.2 is also available for embedding via NuGet. The main
> package is IronPython, and the standard library is in
> IronPython.StdLib.
> A huge thanks to everyone who helped make this release possible; this
> wouldn't have been nearly as big a release without your help!
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