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Title: Easier-to-create alternative Python installer for Windows
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Installation Versions:
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: davidfraser, loewis, skip.montanaro, theller
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2003-08-22 10:20 by davidfraser, last changed 2022-04-10 16:10 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (4)
msg17877 - (view) Author: David Fraser (davidfraser) Date: 2003-08-22 10:20
It is unfortunate that the standard Python installer
requires proprietrary products (Wise) to build on Windows.
It makes it difficult to recreate a Python installer
for those who want a custom installer.
While I appreciate the nice installer donated by Wise
it would be great if there was a simpler solution.
The ultimate solution would be to use the distutils
setup to create an installer. It doesn't have to look
as nice as the Wise one, as long as it can be created
using all Open-source tools.
msg17878 - (view) Author: Skip Montanaro (skip.montanaro) * (Python triager) Date: 2003-08-23 03:35
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I'm sure if you contributed an InnoSetup installer file it would be
accepted. ;-)
msg17879 - (view) Author: Thomas Heller (theller) * (Python committer) Date: 2003-08-25 07:42
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There *is* already a src\PCBuild\python.iss file, comments
about what needs to be done are at the top of the file.
msg17880 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2004-12-19 18:09
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This bug is fixed in 2.4, which only requires Python
(+pythonwin) to build the installer.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-10 16:10:46adminsetgithub: 39107
2003-08-22 10:20:59davidfrasercreate