[Python-Dev] Killing off bdist_dumb
Martin v. Loewis
14 Nov 2002 21:11:30 +0100
Guido van Rossum <email@example.com> writes:
> > Question for python-dev (Tim?): how would wininst.exe now find it's way
> > into the Python source distribution, or in Linux binary distributions?
> I don't understand the question, and I doubt that Tim does either.
I think you just voted +1 on the following technology:
1. the wininst.exe sources are added to the PC directory, and the MSVC
project file to the PCbuild directory.
2. wininst.exe becomes a file on its own, and is generated from the
3. the base64-coded version is removed from bdist_wininst.py.
If so, neither the source distribution nor the Linux binaries would
include wininst.exe. Then, the question is how you could create
windows installers on non-windows.