[Python-Dev] Re: Switching to VC.NET 2003

Paul Moore pf_moore at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jan 3 15:45:04 EST 2004

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

> Paul Moore wrote:
>> Hmm, for example, does the installer set the registry key
>> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\python.exe
> Yes, it does.
>> Maybe just a single option in the installer, "Make this the default
>> version of Python", which is true by default, would be best. This
>> could control file associations, App Paths, and anything else related.
> Authoring new user interface interface is a tedious task.
> It is much easier to just have a public property, so you would
> have to install it as
> msiexec.exe python2.4.0.msi DEFAULTPYTHON=1

That sounds good enough - I know little about MSI, so when you say
"public property" it doesn't mean much to me. But if it translates to
"command line option with no GUI interface" then I have no problem at
all with this - it's for advanced users only, so that's not a problem.

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