[Python-Dev] Remove "current" Windows executables from Lib/distutils/command in svn?

Thomas Heller theller at ctypes.org
Mon Apr 7 08:45:43 CEST 2008

Martin v. Löwis schrieb:
>> I'd like to propose we delete Lib/Distutils/command/wininst-9.0.exe, and
>> enable the building of that project by default in the standard build process
>> (and I'll setup the x64 build of the executable similarly).
> There are two issues here:
> a) how does the binary get into the release tarball? You might argue
>    that it doesn't have to, as it is sufficient when it is included in
>    the Windows installer, however, as currently implemented,
>    bdist_wininst also runs on Unix, and people use it that way.
> b) IIRC, upx was used to compress these executables. I don't think the
>    the current build process covers this, yet (but then, the current
>    binaries might not be compressed with upx anymore, either - not
>    sure whether that would be a bug). Of course, upx would probably
>    not currently apply to Win64-amd64.

I did not compress them with upx anymore because of licensing issues
with the upx-created executables, but I do not remember the details anymore.


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