[Twisted-Python] First impressions of Windows downlod

Moshe Zadka m at moshez.org
Sat Oct 12 13:51:20 EDT 2002

On Mon, 14 Oct 2002, "Andy Robinson" <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:

> I also downloaded and looked through py2exe, which he has 
> continued to extend separately.  He says it can now install
> Windows services, which is VERY relevant to you and us;
> and this implies he at least knows how to do post-install
> stuff.  BTW I think you're going to need a generic way to make 
> any tap file into a service (which is really just a way
> of starting it when the system starts). 

We knew we want this in IPC10 already --
   Examples for integration opportunities are automatic creation of
   installer for "tap" files (for Red Hat Packager-based distributions,
   FreeBSD's package management system or Microsoft Windows(tm)

We do have a tap2deb mechanism, which does exactly that for Debian.
The problem is that nobody on the Twisted team really had time to delve
into services. As I see it, it would require a new script (twistw, maybe) --
most of twistd is about doing UNIXish stuff, and using it on Windows
is really an evil hack.

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