[Python-Dev] Killing off bdist_dumb

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 13 Nov 2002 17:03:40 -0500

> In the commentary attached to bug #410541, I suggest removing the
> bdist_dumb command, because no interesting platforms actually install
> from zip files.  
> Are there any platforms Python supports, such as Slackware, BeOS,
> AtheOS, or whatever, where the convention is to do binary
> installations from .zip files?  Any objections to killing bdist_dumb?

Aren't zipfiles used as el-cheapo installers on Windows?  I've seen
plenty of stuff that was distributed as a simple zipfile, with
instructions "unpack <here>".

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)