[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] 2.6.1 and 3.0

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Nov 26 21:34:18 CET 2008

> Wix is an msi creator (open source) that takes XML files as the input.
> It is also capable of creating 64bit installers. At Resolver Systems we
> use CPython scripts to generate the XML as input for Wix.
> It would still need *some* code therefore, but maybe simpler if someone
> wanted to do the work. :-)

I had looked at WiX before, and found that it can't do out of the box
what I want to do - I still would need to generate the input files,
e.g. with a script (and I'm happy to hear that you can confirm that

I also had quite some problems understanding it, and can understand
msi.py much better (surprise, surprise). For a newcomer, my feeling is
that learning WiX and learning msi.py is about the same effort - you
really need to "get" MSI files.


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