[Python-Dev] Changes to the installer builder

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Aug 1 12:47:59 CEST 2004

I have added some documentation to msi.py, please let me know if
something is still missing.

I have also rearranged the versioning. msi.py now supports two
"product lines": snapshots, and releases. Snapshots can be generated
by anybody, whereas releases are only published by python.org.
Each line has their own ProductVersion scheme: snapshots use
major.minor.currentday; official releases use the version from the
Python DLL. The relevant information is now extracted from

Accordingly, there is no need to specify current_version anymore
in config.py, and the "alpha" setting has been renamed to "snapshot".


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