Zope 3.0, and why I won't use it

Fred Pacquier xnews2 at fredp.lautre.net
Wed Nov 17 13:55:43 CET 2004


Tim Peters <tim.peters at gmail.com> said :

>> If only the lower part of that page had figured in a prominent
>> WINDOWS_INSTALL_README.TXT or some such in the Windows
>> installer, there'd been much less bitchin' here :-)
> 
> Ah, but where would you put this file?  In a *tarball* distribution,
> it's easy:  you stick README_FILES_WITH_SCREAMING_NAMES in the root of
> the distribution, and then they're easy to find.
> 
> But this is a Windows *installer*, and every file it installs is
> "hiding" under some subdirectory of your pre-existing Windows Python
> installation.  Where could the X3 Windows installer put
> WINDOWS_INSTALL_README.TXT where a new user is likely to find it?
 
Yes, good point. I was sort of speaking for myself because I had actually 
browsed through the newly created directories under site-packages looking 
for some such, and would have found it there. So it would work for people 
used to installing Python packages (like most of those who've posted in 
this thread), but it's clearly not a bulletproof "end-user" solution.

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