[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] Python 2.6 and 3.0

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Feb 27 21:56:12 CET 2008

>> (unless a complete working solution is presented in that other
>> technology, and as long as that other technology still creates MSI
>> files with free-as-in-beer tools).
> Just out of interest, what's the reason for enforcing that the
> installer must be an MSI?  Or, rather, if I were to present an
> alternative .exe installer that ticks all of the above boxes, exceeds
> the capabilities of the current installer and above all is easier to
> extend and maintain -- would that be a non-starter because it's not
> an MSI?

Not necessarily - it is just very hard to provide the same features
as MSI, but with a different tool. It seems that most tools have given
up the battle against MSI, and now provide just another layer on top
of MSI (just as my msilib does, or WiX).


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