Python Webstart ?

huy nytimes at
Sat Sep 18 02:55:16 CEST 2004

Daniel Dittmar wrote:

> huy wrote:
>> Just wondering if there were any plans (or existing projects) similar 
>> to Java webstart for Python. I think this would be a boon for python. 
>> I would love to start my new project using Python but the deployment 
>> (and long term upgrading) factor is a major itch which pyfreeze and 
>> py2exe just doesn't scratch properly.
> One quick solution would be to install a cvs client together with 
> python. This would update just those files that have changed. Your 
> clients could even rollback to an earlier release should there be any 
> problems.
> It doesn't have to be cvs. Some of the newer source code control systems 
>  have the ability to update through HTTP, should there be some 
> restrictions because of a firewall.
> A command line client would be quite enough as you would be calling it 
> from your program anyway. There is no need for your clients to learn 
> anything about it.
> Daniel

Great idea Daniel. An SVN client would work well. I'll think about it 
for a while but I think this would be a real option.


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