[Twisted-Python] Zip Death?

Eron Lloyd elloyd at lancaster.lib.pa.us
Mon Sep 30 11:12:01 EDT 2002

Good points. Is there anything in distutils that could aid in this?


On Monday 30 September 2002 10:04 am, Glyph Lefkowitz wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Sep 2002 09:49:25 -0400, Itamar Shtull-Trauring 
<twisted at itamarst.org> wrote:
> > Which is not what we're distributing anyway, so that's irrelevant - you
> > won't be able to import the Twisted ZIP after these patches go in.
> Ideally, what I'd really like is to create one "upstream" (in the debian
> sense) release and then have packagers go to work on that one archive
> directly. Regardless of whether we're releasing archives in .tgz or .zip or
> .sit or .arj or whatever, Twisted isn't really "packaged" for anything but
> unix on a regular basis.  The user-experience is almost entirely
> unix-centric.
> As a Linux user myself it is unlikely that I will soon have motivation to
> correct this deficiency :).  Is anyone out there in Twisted land willing to
> take up the mantle and make a Windows- or Mac-friendly installation of
> Twisted, at least for major releases?
> If we are going to support importable ZIP archives, we should be viewing it
> like this: it shouldn't be a full copy of everything that comes in the
> tarball, just the installation relevant to that "platform".

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