Distributing applications

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Wed Mar 2 22:08:45 CET 2005


"Serge Orlov" <Serge.Orlov at gmail.com> writes:

> Jaime Wyant wrote:
>
>> This becomes especially hairy when someone is updating from 1.0 to
>> say 1.5.  Then I have to keep track of all the deltas between
>> 1.0/1.5. My way is much simpler because I don't have to keep up with
>> *anything*. As long as I test my code against my custom built
>> distribution, it ought to JUST WORK.
>>
>> I don't trust myself to keep up with anything ;).
>
> Now I follow you :) I agree that updating py2exe apps requires package
> management utilities. I don't think they will be messy, it's just
> more code to maintain compared to your way. You only need to track
> one delta (1.0 -> 1.1 ... -> latest) and publish two files latest.exe
> and update.zip

Sometimes I think that CVS or SVN may be the simplest solution to update
applications.  Install a client on the target computer, it may be
invisible to the user, copy the CVS or SVN directories, and provide a
script the does (also invisible) 'cvs up -r version_a_b'.

Thomas



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