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

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Wed Nov 26 23:15:43 CET 2008

Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> On mer, 2008-11-26 at 21:03 +0100, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>>> I'm sure the 
>>> Python Software Foundation would easily get a free license of one of the 
>>> good commercial MSI installer generators.
>> Can you recommend a specific one?
> I've had good results with Advanced Installer:
> http://www.advancedinstaller.com/feats-list.html
> It does support 64-bit packages, and it uses a XML file as input. It
> supports Vista and UAC, per-user and per-machine install, registry
> modification, environment variables, upgrades/downgrades/side installs,
> online installs. And it's free as in beer. The commercial version has
> many more features, but I don't think Python needs them.

The free edition is missing at least one important feature:

Merge Modules into your installation
Create self-contained MSI packages, by including and configuring the 
required merge modules.


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