[Chandler-dev] Network installer/launcher for Leopard
D John Anderson
john at osafoundation.org
Thu Oct 11 10:52:30 PDT 2007
The only think that worries me about this approach it that it leads
to large number of different environments we would need to test.
Windows ran into a similar problem with DLL dependencies that
increased the chance of random failures.
On Oct 11, 2007, at 10:35 AM, Heikki Toivonen wrote:
> While Andi was putting together a Leopard branch of Chandler, he found
> out that Leopard ships with a lot of stuff that Chandler can use,
> so we
> don't need to build and ship that for Leopard.
> I just got a follow-up idea to that.
> What if we made a combined network installer and Chandler launcher for
> Leopard? Basically it would check if all packages it needs are
> and if so, launch Chandler. Otherwise run easy_install on the missing
> stuff and launch Chandler after that. So something like this in code
> (should put in UI for install parts of course but you get the idea):
> import M2Crypto
> except ImportError:
> os.system("easy_install M2Crypto")
> Heikki Toivonen
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