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Author vstinner
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Date 2020-02-03.13:19:56
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The distutils bdist_wininst has been deprecated in Python 3.8 by bpo-37481 in favor of bdist_wheel.

See "Deprecate bdist_wininst" discussion:

I now propose to remove it from the Python code base to ease the Python maintenance.

One of the project project which used .exe Windows installer was Pillow, but this project doesn't publish .exe installers since Pillow 6.2.0 (October 2019):

* "No more deprecated bdist_wininst .exe installers #4029 [hugovk]"

Attached PR removes bdist_wininst: use bdist_whell instead.
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