[Zope-dev] Re: Windows Installer Nice-to-have

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Sat Nov 11 03:10:39 EST 2006

Chris Withers wrote:
> I don't know how easy this is to do, but one thing that would be 
> _really_ nice would be to use an existing compatible python install 
> rather than Zope splatting it's own in regardless.


That's what Zope 3 does (it's a standard distutils installer). It makes 
it hard to install several Zope 3 versions at the same time. Or perhaps 
that's just because it install itself into site-packages?

Anyway, I would rather see the Zope installer to be self-contained wrt 
Python. In fact, I also wish that the Zope 2 and 3 installers were the 
same so that we'd only have to maintain and support one installation 
scheme. I don't particularly care about the paths. I think the 
politically correct destination is Program Files, though it is quite 
annoying for the shell due to the space.

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