[Zope-dev] Re: Windows Installer Nice-to-have
chris at simplistix.co.uk
Mon Nov 13 10:19:33 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.
> 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?
Yeah, putting Zope in site-packages is just plain dumb.
But I think having our own weird python binary install, and only doing
something weird on Windows, is also dumb.
> Anyway, I would rather see the Zope installer to be self-contained wrt
> 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
Yeah, definitely agreed here...
> I don't particularly care about the paths. I think the
> politically correct destination is Program Files,
Actually, I thought I'd debunked this myth. Apparently not, so here goes
None of microsoft's own server apps are stupid enough to put themselves
in Program Files, so lets NOT do that :-)
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