Way to go Tim! You beat me to it. I was supposed to look at this soon
but got back from vacation just this tuesday. I will make sure your
installer gets testing and try to fix any eventual issues.

Thank you very much!

On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 07:25:35PM -0500, Tim Peters wrote:
| Most of the last two days I've been whacking on Zope 2.9 to build a
| "Zope 2 style" Windows installer that bundles Python 2.4.2, and
| cooperates with the new zpkgtools-created tarball layout.  The
| build-the-Windows-installer code got simpler as a result, but ...
| This work is being done on branch:
|     //svn.zope.org/repos/main/Zope/branches/tim-2.9-windows-installer
| which was branched off the 2.9 tag.  All changes on the branch are
| under inst/WinBuilders/, so the idea is that when "this works", it can
| be merged into the 2.9 tag as well as the trunk (the stuff under
| WinBuilders/ isn't used for anything except building a Windows
| installer, and on the 2.9 tag the WinBuilders/ part is wholly broken).
| It's in a state now where it's not obviously broken to my eyes, but I
| have little experience running Zope2 so my eyes aren't reliable here. 
| People on Windows who want to try it, knowing in advance that it may
| be broken in various ways, can download an experimental installer:
|     Zope-Experimental-2.9.0-win32.exe
| from my member page:
|     http://www.zope.org/Members/tim_one
| Please report problems to zope-dev, not to me directly.  After
| tomorrow, I'll be on vacation for 2 weeks, and won't be terribly
| responsive :-)
| Note that I'm copying Sidnei in the hope that he can be persuaded to
| take up the slack.  If there are problems, they're likely to be in the
| layout of the code:  missing pieces, wrong directories, stuff like
| that.  The 2.9 tarball's install.py installed everything it was told
| to install, and if there are problems there they're in Zope 2.9, not
| in the chain of code building the Windows installer.  Nevertheless,
| the Windows installer could be taught to patch over them.  And, of
| course, the build-the-installer dance may introduce new errors of its
| own.
| I hope it works for someone ;-)

Sidnei da Silva
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