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

Christian Theune ct at gocept.com
Sun Nov 12 17:04:29 EST 2006


Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> 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.
> -1
> 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?

That's more like it. But as you mentioned, a compiled Zope is dependent
on some binary compiled modules that want a compatible Python, so
bringing it's own might be reasonable.

> 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.

Only in the English language. In German there's no space. :P


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