Created on 2006-08-16 16:19 by jimjjewett, last changed 2007-10-10 06:12 by loewis. This issue is now closed.
|msg29522 - (view)||Author: Jim Jewett (jimjjewett)||Date: 2006-08-16 16:19|
The windows distribution (I'm currently looking at 2.5b3) does not contain a Demo directory, and the Tools directory contains only five subdirectories (i18n, pynche, Scripts, versioncheck, webchecker) SVN Head lists 20 directories under Demo and 17 under Tools. At a first pass, all except tools/audiopy (Solaris specific) are relevant on Windows, and some tools (such as freeze, msi) even have windows-specific code. I've marked it 2.5 because consistency with other platforms seems like a bugfix, even if it does introduce new features to windows. (And note that it only adds new files that are not on the standard path, which should limit the risks.)
|msg29523 - (view)||Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) *||Date: 2006-08-18 07:04|
Logged In: YES user_id=21627 This must wait until 2.5.1; more likely 2.6. The Windows distribution was structured that way always, so it's not a regression. "Consistency with other platforms" is not a valid argument: there are no binary distributions for other platforms except for OSX (whether that includes Tools or Demo, I don't know). The source distribution for Windows is the very same as the source distribution for other platforms, and it does include Tools and Demo, so it's (trivially) consistent. I don't think the Demo directory should be included. The equivalent of a binary distribution on Unix (make install) doesn't install the Demos, either. As for the Tools directory: this traditionally includes directories on a per-request basis. If there is an actual need for another tool, it should be added.
|msg56310 - (view)||Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) *||Date: 2007-10-10 06:12|
I'm closing it as "won't fix". If you have specific tools that you would like to see included, please submit that as a separate report, along with a rationale as to why you want to see them included.
|2007-10-10 06:12:47||loewis||set||status: open -> closed|
resolution: wont fix
messages: + msg56310