[Distutils] Call for information - What assumptions can I make about Unix users' access to Windows?

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Thu Nov 20 14:31:35 CET 2014


On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 10:45 +0000, Paul Moore wrote:
> On 7 November 2014 15:46, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> > To that end, I'd like to get an idea of what sort of access to Windows
> > a typical Unix developer would have.
> 
> Thanks to all who contributed to this thread.
> 
> Based on the feedback, I think it's going to be useful to provide two
> options. First of all, an EC2 AMI that can be used by people without
> access to a local Windows system. While other cloud providers are a
> possibility, EC2 provides a free tier (for the first year) and is
> well-known, so it's probably the easiest to get started with (at least
> it was for me!) Also, I will provide a script that can be used to
> automatically build the environment on a newly-installed machine. The
> idea is that you can use this on a Windows VM (something that a number
> of people have said they have access to).
> 
> The script may be usable on an existing machine, but it's hard to make
> it robust, as there are too many failure modes to consider (software
> already installed, configuration and/or permission differences, etc).
> So while such use may be possible, I probably won't consider it as
> supported.

Thanks Paul for going through this!  Looking forward to the link/code.

holger

> Thanks again,
> Paul
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