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

Chris Withers 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.
> -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?

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 
> 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. 

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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