[Python-Dev] "setuptools has divided the Python community"

Curt Hagenlocher curt at hagenlocher.org
Wed Mar 25 16:12:30 CET 2009

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 5:25 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> I'm not a Windows user, but I suppose it boils down to whether people are
> comfortable with the command-line or not (which even many Windows /developers/
> aren't). Since having GUIs for everything is part of the Windows philosophy,
> it's a fair expectation that Python libraries come with graphical Windows
> installers.

MSIs aren't only about the GUI; they're also about management.  For
instance, an MSI can be pushed out to clients using Active Directory.
This simplifies not only initial deployment but also subsequent
updates -- particularly when you're dealing with many clients.

Curt Hagenlocher
curt at hagenlocher.org

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