What to use for installation?

Eugene Morozov eugene-ml at renice.org
Thu Dec 2 21:42:18 CET 2004

I wrote a crossplatform Glade/GTK+ application for learning foreign 
languages (it is called Snakememory but doesn't have site in English yet).

Currently it works from the directory where it was unpacked. But I need 
installation script that will compile and install translations, install 
application on Unix or create installation bundle for Windows.

I have a three choices: distutils, make and scons. I think that 
distutils can't handle many tasks and make will require installing the 
whole cygwin for packaging on Windows, so the only remaining choice is 

But I want to know other opinions before going with scons. What is the 
best tool for installing python applications?

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