[XML-SIG] CVS tree reorganized

Christian Tismer tismer@appliedbiometrics.com
Thu, 02 Sep 1999 16:52:55 +0200

"Andrew M. Kuchling" wrote:
> Christian Tismer writes:
> >I've updated my cvs tree and tried the setup script.
> >Besides some other problems which were mentioned already,
> >I'm wondering where xmlproc.utils has gone. The xmlproc
> >demo files use something like
> I'm unable to look into this before the weekend, but will definitely
> figure out what's wrong; your bug report won't drop off the map.
> Thanks, Christian!

Thanks, too! I've just so long not looked into this
that I now feel like a new user :-)
The reason was that I never got new updates, since the CVS has
changed, but the old one on Python.org ist still there. :-))

> >For Windows users, the script makes not so much sense, I think.
> >It installs into a non existent directory, forgets the binaries
> >and so on. For a problem free installation, I'd suggest to do
> I made no claim that the script worked for Windows at all, but would
> ask that someone fix it to work on Windows (and Mac, while we're at
> it).  A WISE installer would be even better, of course.  Should I
> remove Windows support from setup.py if we have an installer?

This was not meant as criticism, I just wondered about the
comments in the script, and the fact that windows was treated
like others. Of course, installing the binaries, finding the
install directory and so on is quite a lot of work and would
mess the script completely up.

If you don't mind, I'll make the WISE thing. In some future,
I want to turn to Gordon's installer, but if I'm asked for
a quick solution, then it is still WISE.

What about the options: Should it be with optional components,
buttons which say "with HTML, with Demo" and so on?

As with standard Python, I think to use the DLLs and DOC
directories. The doc can automagically be added to PythonWin help.
My suggestion for a directory is just <main Python dir>/xml,
and if Demo is included, I'd make it a subdir there?

ciao - chris

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