[osgeo4w-dev] work on a new python package (2.7.2-3)

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Fri Mar 16 13:11:43 EDT 2012

On 03/16/2012 12:49 AM, Matt Wilkie wrote:
> Hello Folks,
> I've been working on a new python 2.7.2 package. It's the same python
> version as previous, the main difference is in packaging.
> Changes:
>  * new `bin\make-bat-for-py` (ticket#17)
>  * new `etc\postinstall\python.bat` (just calls make-bats)
>  * `...\python27\Scripts` dir added to PATH via `etc\ini\python.bat`.
> This dir doesn't exist by default but is created and used by 3rd party
> tools such as easy_install and ipython. [wiki:ExternalPythonPackages]
> I considered it but didn't delete `apps\Python27\Doc\python272.chm` as
> that would cut the archive size by ~5mb (one third), and the
> pkg-python page says docs aren't included. FWIW, the py2.5 also leaves
> out Tcl & Tools which would save another 6-7mb. What do you folks
> think, should these be a separate packages? or just left out all
> together?
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ticket/17
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/pkg-python
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/ExternalPythonPackages
> cheers,

I think that anything that ships with default python.org should be
included in some way, be that as part of the main package or a separate
package. So long as it isn't harder to maintain.


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