[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Tim Peters tim_one@email.msn.com
Wed, 10 Apr 2002 02:11:51 -0400

> 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.

The Windows install tree is a radical rearrangement of the Windows build
tree:  building an installer and running it is the fastest way to build an
install tree.  Building a zip file on top of that would actually take more
time (BTW, the Windows installer .exe *is* a kind of standard zip file:  you
can open it directly with WinZip and browse its contents).