[Python-Dev] Killing off bdist_dumb

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
14 Nov 2002 21:11:30 +0100

Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> 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
   project file.

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.