[Spambayes] Packaging the installation

papaDoc papaDoc@videotron.ca
Tue Nov 26 13:55:16 2002


>>I also suspect that the average Windows or Mac user may tolerate having
>>to install Python before they can use the Whiz-Bam-Anti-Spam tool, but
>>that said user will probably not tolerate installing Python and ZODB.
>Actually, I doubt this will fly.  We will need to create a 
>stand-alone DLL,
>and a "one click" installer.  This should be interesting <wink>.  Good
>excuse to look at how these Python distribution tools have progressed

> I've done some limited work in this space already. Nothing usable but --
> I'd reccomend anyone pursuing this to use the McMillan Installer 
> (http://www.mcmillan-inc.com/install1.html). I have used py2exe for other 
> projects, but COM support in py2exe is not as robust.

> Not that I got Installer to actually build the Outlook addin, either,
> but I suspect that it would be a morning's work for someone with the
> inclination to tackle it.

We use InstallShield at work to make the packaging for our software.

I might be able to squeeze some time and do it for Spambayes for windows.

But I won't be able to test it since I'm not using Outlook.


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