[Ironpython-users] IronPython Merge Modules for Windows

Cesar Mello cmello at gmail.com
Mon May 7 21:34:16 CEST 2012


I am evaluating both options.

Installing our own version including the standard library copied from
IronPython (./Lib, ./DLLs) in our application directory seem to work great!

But if I install the MSI instead, how can I reference the standard library
that is installed with IronPython? Where should I get the standard library
path? I tried to get the path from Assembly.GetAssembly(typeof(Python)),
but the GAC path is returned instead of C:\Program Files (x86)\IronPython

Thank you a lot for the attention!

Best regards

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 7:41 AM, Cesar Mello <cmello at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've noticed IronRuby has merge modules available. Would this be the
> > recommended way to redistribute IronPython?
> >
> > Now I need to embed IronPython in our product's installer. (This is
> still a
> > prototype). Any advices about this? Probably that's an effort that can be
> > shared, so instead of developing proprietary installation components I
> may
> > contribute work on generic merge modules.
> If you've already got a bootstrapper, I would just but IronPython's
> MSI in there. Merge modules are really fragile and tend to break in
> weird ways, so I don't build them for IronPython (I refactored IP's
> MSI builds, so that's why they're different from IR's). The
> recommendation from MS seems to be to use full MSIs and chain them
> using a bootstrapper.
> One thing to watch for is that a user could upgrade IP and cause your
> app to be running against a new version. I try to make sure that
> upgrades shouldn't break anything for just that reason, but it does
> happen. The only way around this would be to build IP yourself, with a
> different signing key or AssemblyVersion, and ship that version with
> your app.
> - Jeff
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