[Python-Dev] Killing off bdist_dumb

Thomas Heller theller@python.net
14 Nov 2002 21:25:41 +0100

Jp Calderone <exarkun@meson.dyndns.org> writes:
[building windows installers on linux]
>   I do it for the two I'm maintaining/developing on my own -- 'pynfo' and
> 'originalgamer' on sourceforge.net (the former of which I just did the
> initial release for a couple days ago).
>   Twisted (http://www.twistedmatrix.com), which doesn't currently build
> bdist_wininst packages on Linux, would definitely like to once there's a
> viable cross-compilation solution for the handful of .c files it includes.
> The current process for building the windows installer involves vmware, and
> is generally a pain.

What do I know about linux, but wouldn't wine work?

>   I'm assuming native compiled modules wouldn't pose any additional problems
> for bdist_wininst, since they can just be wrapped up like any other file,
> and plopped down onto the target system, and anyway, building bdist_wininst
> on windows must already take care of it, right?

Once you have created these files, there should be no problem.

Thanks for the info,