[Chandler-dev] Network installer/launcher for Leopard

Mikeal Rogers mikeal at osafoundation.org
Thu Oct 11 14:23:02 PDT 2007


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On Oct 11, 2007, at 11:58 AM, Heikki Toivonen wrote:

> Andi Vajda wrote:
>> On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, Heikki Toivonen wrote:
>>> I am not sure I follow you. Exactly because Leopard does not have
>>> package system I proposed the easy_install model. On Ubuntu we  
>>> should
>>> NOT do easy_install, because this should be covered by the package
>>> system (unless easy_install somehow invoked the package manager on
>>> Ubuntu). Yes, there really are python-m2crypto, python-thisandthat
>>> packages.
>>
>> easy_install doesn't cover any of the large systems that could  
>> have an
>> impact on download size. Sure, we can use easy_install for all the
>> python packages that are present on some systems already, that  
>> would be
>> an improvement over our current distribution system. I thought you  
>> were
>> concerned about download size, though.
>
> I guess you mean wxPython, and I agree it seems unlikely we'll be able
> to rely on stock wxPython any time soon. But it seems to me we could
> possibly get all other external python packages with easy_install.  
> Still
> a win.

We could create an egg for chandler's wxPython seperately and stick  
it in the cheeseshop. I know there has been some interest in using  
our modifications outside of just Chandler so it may be useful to  
keep it separate.

Sure, the download size is still the same when you factor in the  
dependencies, but it seems nicer/cleaner.

- -Mikeal
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