-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Wichert Akkerman wrote: > Previously Sidnei da Silva wrote: >> On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 11:26 AM, Tres Seaver <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >>> The source dist is trivially convertible to an egg (easy_install does >>> that on the fly). I can't see any reason for releasing actual eggs, >>> rather than source distributions, with the minor exception of packages >>> which contain C extentions: those packages should probably release >>> Windows eggs, just because of the tool-poverty of Windows users. >> I wouldn't call the lack of shipping with a compiler installed >> tool-poverty. Some modern Linux 'desktop' distributions do not ship >> with a compiler installed by default either, though it's relatively >> easy installing a compiler there than on Windows, I wouldn't say >> that's such a big deal. > > Iirc OSX ships without a usable compiler as well.
The fact that the "gold-standard" compiler for the platform is an 'apt-get install build-essential' away (or whatever the equivalent meta-pacakge is for Debian, or 'yum install gcc', etc.) makes shipping the source a better alternative for those platforms. The OSX problem is slightly hairier, but at least everybody has access to the same tooling. The reason I called Windows users "tool poor" is that the vast majority of them have limited or no acccess to the "standard" development tools for their platform, including particularly the C compiler used to bulid their Python. Finding and installing those tools is a non-trivial barrier to entry for those users, who thus must "depend on the kindness of strangers" to get binary eggs built for them. Tres. - -- =================================================================== Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFHubft+gerLs4ltQ4RAk0qAJ0SpUgdKXX2H8RN+7HMfjgCEwYs9gCgh6ec j+Bktobd8vixDOYff2QVgQs= =p7LH -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ Zope-PAS mailing list Zope-PAS@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-pas