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

Matt Wilkie matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Fri Mar 30 16:52:35 EDT 2012

The new python structure is tested and working in my machine. I've 
promoted the packages, extra testing by others appreciated.

matt wilkie
Geomatics Analyst
Information Management and Technology
Yukon Department of Environment
10 Burns Road * Whitehorse, Yukon * Y1A 4Y9
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On 30-Mar-2012 12:18 PM, Matt Wilkie wrote:
>> 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.
> I've decided to separate the core python binaries and the o4w
> environment settings into different packages. This will allow us to more
> easily tweak the latter without requiring people to download a 16mb
> tarball for every little change.
> Package "python" will be an empty meta package that includes:
>    - python-core: (10mb) core .exe and runtime
>    - python-help: (6mb) compiled help file
>    - python-wrapper: (<1mb) o4w specific environment settings
> Conceivably tcl/tk and other things could be split into separate
> packages as well but I don't know enough about those to undertake that
> (and don't know that the extra work warranted either). I believe this
> structure will be largely invisible to existing users upgrading.
> I've built the packages and will start uploading and testing shortly.
> -matt
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