setuptools without unexpected downloads

Paul Boddie paul at
Wed Sep 26 14:41:03 CEST 2007

On 26 Sep, 14:23, Fredrik Lundh <fred... at> wrote:
> Paul Boddie wrote:
> > P.S. Of course, the package maintainer problem manifests itself most
> > prominently on Windows where you often see people asking for pre-built
> > packages or installers.
> for the record, I'd love to see a group of volunteers doing stuff like
> this for Windows.  there are plenty of volunteers that cover all major
> Linux/*BSD distributions (tons of thanks to everyone involved in this!),
> but as far as I can remember, nobody has ever volunteered to do the same
> for Windows.

Steve Holden had a certain amount of enthusiasm for this, I believe,
and I note that there's some infrastructure for automatic snapshot
builds of Python for Windows now. Perhaps there's some cross-over with
the buildbot operators, too.


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