[AG-TECH] Access Grid 3.0 beta1 available !

Thomas D. Uram turam at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Jan 31 23:25:36 CST 2006

I always feel like distutils is too targeted at modules, and that customizing 
it to do
what we want would be a lot of customization, not all that different from where we
are now (actually, distutils is used quite a bit in the current build process).

I'll take a look at scons, since it looks like it targets the level we need.

Thanks for the tips,


On 1/31/06 11:09 PM, Steve Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-31 at 22:52 -0600, Thomas D. Uram wrote:
>> I'd be very happy to replace it with something standard.  Whatever it is,
>> it'd need to encompass the following:
>> - python module installation
>> - executable scripts in standard platform-specific locations
>> - platform-specific installer creation
>> - others I'm not thinking of at the moment...
>> What do you suggest?
> Two things spring to mind: Distutils (aka setup.py) and scons ...
> Scons is basically 'make' in Python but can be used for non-python
> projects (Blender uses it for instance).  I supports hierarchical builds
> and a separate build configuration file.
> Distutils is the standard python-specific build/packaging system.  It
> can be used with py2exe and InnoSetup (or other installers) to create a
> packaged windows system.
> Cheers,
> Steve

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