[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Wed, 10 Apr 2002 00:36:29 -0400

On Tue, Apr 09, 2002, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> The only way a significant change in the development model is going to work
> is if the effort necessary to generate micro releases drops drastically.  If
> churning out a binary installer *suitable for a development branch* can be
> reduced to a few minutes, fine.  If not, then I suspect either someone else
> will have to take that task over from Tim or Windows installers won't get
> cut for development point releases.

Seems to me that for dev releases, there's no need for a "Windows
installer".  A zip file that contains the necessary install tree ought
to be sufficient.

There will still need to be the effort of convincing people to download
those releases, but I think (based on *my* mindset) that it will actually
be easier because there won't be any worries about mucking with the
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