[Python-Dev] Py2.4 pre-alpha snapshot

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Tue Dec 9 06:41:44 EST 2003

martin at v.loewis.de (Martin v. =?iso-8859-15?q?L=F6wis?=) writes:

> Thomas Heller <theller at python.net> writes:
>> > Yes. If nobody beats me in that, I'll do it over Christmas.
>> How's your msi builder going?  I would be interested to try it out -
>> although I probably don't have too much time over Christmas.
> I got so far that I can initialize the schema, i.e. I have code that
> takes the current schema, and dumps it into a Python source file,
> which, when run, will restore the schema. This includes data for the
> validation and install sequence tables.
> I was next looking at including the actual files, and was planning to
> supply a single CAB stream. I got stuck finding a CAB API, and plan to
> invoke cabarc.exe instead to generate the CAB file.

I hacked together a very simple cab creator using ctypes <wink>, maybe
you find it useful - there's also a link to the Cabinet SDK on the page,
which is not required but contains the docs (it is only 400kB or so).


> This was a couple of weeks ago, I have made no progress since.


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