[Windmill-dev] Hi, and a minor suggestion
mikeal at mozilla.com
Fri Feb 15 09:54:32 PST 2008
> Understood, and what I'm suggesting does not alter this. It just
> changes (improves, even) how console scripts are created. And this
> isn't a zc.buildout feature, it's a setuptools feature. Basically,
> you add to your setup() call:
> windmill = windmill.bin.windmill_bin:main
> And setuptools will automatically generate a script file for you,
> including a little .exe on Windows. And, in my particular usage,
> zc.buildout will generate a modified script in the contained install
> environment's bin directory that explicitly sets all of the eggs on
> the pythonpath.
> The entry point above would replace the scripts line in the setup()
> call. This feature is documented here:
Ok, we current use the scriptfile option to build/install what is
essentially a windmill stub script. I know that we've had issues on
windows with that method, and this sounds like it's much better
I would love a patch, if not I'll get to this eventually since it
sounds like a really good feature.
> I'll have to take you up on that some time. Are you going to be at
> PyCon this year? Might be nice to have a little testing pow-wow.
I was going to go to PyCon but I recently started a new position at
Mozilla and I don't think I want to take any time away from my new
work so early on. Hopefully I'll be there next year. I should still be
attending OSCON if all goes well.
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