migc.pyd please help me!

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at opus-gmbh.net
Thu Jan 30 14:56:40 CET 2003

nightdriver <nightdriver at bolt.com> wrote:
> Gerhard MUCHO THANKS !
> It works great ! My objective was to run svg2swf.py and it works.

I'm glad it worked for you.

>> Anyways, in exchange, could you polish this setup.py a little (add
>> copyright, author, author_email and so on fields) and send a patch to
>> the ming maintainer?
> did'nt think it is better to send to mantainer the mingc.pyd ??

What you want is the build process for the Python wrapper to be more
accessible, right? To achieve this you'll have to send in the setup.py.

Binaries may be convenient, but they suffer bitrot - I believe the Makefile
still assumed Python 1.5.2. With a setup.py, anybody with a supported C
compiler an build the ming library. Not only will this make the build
process on Windows easier, but also on Unixen where you currently need to
hack the Makefile as well. Plus, a source patch will create a new version
of ming when one comes out and will still work with Python 2.3. And Python
1.5 to 2.2, for that matter ;-)

Of course you can send the maintainer the distutils generated installer
(python setup.py bdist_wininst) to put on her web page as well. Or you can
simply put it on *your* homepage :-)
Gerhard Häring
OPUS GmbH München
Tel.: +49 89 - 889 49 7 - 32

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