[Python-Dev] First version of Python MSI available

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Tue Dec 30 16:17:19 EST 2003

"Martin v. Loewis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:

> I have committed python/nondist/sandbox/msi to the CVS.
> This is a MSI generator for Python on Windows, which I'd
> like to propose as a replacement for Wise. A sample .msi
> file is available at
> http://www.dcl.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/home/loewis/python2.4.0.msi
> This installer includes binaries compiled with MSVC 7.1
> (aka VC.NET 2003).
> The MSI file tries to copy most features and user interface
> from the Wise installer, but adjusts to the feature set of MSI.
> I'm aware of a few issues, but I'd like to request feedback
> in any case.

The installer does not install pyconfig.h into Python24\include.

After copying this file manually (and installing VC7.1 - puh) I'm now
able to build extensions with distutils.

Also distutils\command\wininst.exe is not installed.


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