Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of TalkPackaging


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Mar 13, 2010, 12:52:44 PM (10 years ago)
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David Fraser
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    5555[http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools setuptools] is a set of extensions to `distutils` that try and bring it into the modern age:
    5656 * Adds proper dependency support to Python packages
    57  * Lots of surrounding tools - `easy_install`, `pkg_resources` etc - very simple ways of installing stuff from the standard Python repositorya
     57 * Lots of surrounding tools - `easy_install`, `pkg_resources` etc - very simple ways of installing stuff from the standard Python repository
    5858 * Lots more tools being built around this format
    5959 * Simply import `setuptools` instead of `distutils`
     
    106106 * `bdist_win32` is fine for lots of purposes - especially if distributing packages to other developers
    107107 * `bdist_msi` has now also been added, that produces packages in Windows installer's MSI format (this is also used to produce the python msi itself)
     108 * Building extension libraries can be a nightmare (if they use the Visual Studio C library) due to DLL hell - they need to match both the exact VS C library that Python was built with, and the exact VS C library that any other libraries they use link against
    108109 * For distributing applications, most Windows users expect a single install, and may be confused by having the Python runtime environment set up on their machine with lots of libraries
    109110 * [http://www.py2exe.org/ py2exe] is the most popular of a variety of tools for producing a ''frozen'' Python distribution on Windows:
     
    114115   * All the libraries you depend on need to be included - sometimes having things installed as `eggs` on the build environment can produce problems
    115116   * Running in frozen mode often requires some changes to the underlying code for compatibility - location of files etc - lots of tips on the wiki site
    116  * It's fairly common to use [http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php InnoSetup] to produce an installer containing all the required files, Start menu items, etc
     117 * It's fairly common to use [http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php InnoSetup] or [http://nsis.sourceforge.net/ NSIS] to produce an installer containing all the required files, Start menu items, etc
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    118119=== Putting it all together ===
     
    121122 * Separate out options for the different commands as much as possible
    122123 * We found we had to hack `distutils` a lot with derived code to make it all work
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