FWD: Re: Problem w/ IDLE on Win2000
theller at python.net
Thu Aug 7 21:11:02 CEST 2003
"Tim Peters" <tim.one at comcast.net> writes:
> [Thomas Heller]
>> If it helps, I'm willing to take over the windows installer
> Great! It's in your capable hands until death <wink>. I can't imagine
> anyone better for this -- thanks.
That's too long for me. ;-)
>> - although I would probably stay with Wise.
> Wise has worked very well for us; the only drawbacks are that very few
> people are able to help when you want help (because very few people in
> PythonLand own a copy of Wise), and that begging Wise for new installer
> releases is a PITA. Something like InnoSetup would lower the bar for
IIRC the past discussions, inno was lacking an important feature. Had
this to do with admin/non-admin installs, or is it fixed now?
Anyway, I know wise much better than inno, and anyone
>> And I consider IDLE having problems with spaces in its path a problem.
> That's permitted <wink>. I don't think it's an installer issue, though (see
> other email about that -- it's most likely that Python's os.spawn on Windows
> has problems with embedded spaces in an argument to the program being
> spawned; 2.2 IDLE didn't use spawn so didn't have this vulnerability).
>> Just bought my daughter a copy of 'Python für Kids' (although she
>> certainly accepted the default installation options).
> German spaces create even more problems <wink>.
I thought there were *no* spaces in the german word 'Programme', now I
hear that's a german space =8)
BTW: The only real problem is that I cannot build the HTML pages here on
windows, and I have no guy named 'Fred' beneath me. And booting suse in
a vmware box isn't really fun.
And while we're on it: what's the state of the htmlhelp file for
windows? Last time I looked, the build script was in CVS, and it even
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