Improving the distro packaging and installation experience

Alexander Belchenko bialix at
Thu Dec 7 15:28:16 GMT 2006

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James Blackwell пишет:
> On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 04:45:04PM +0000, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
>> For Windows, this is now pretty straightforward, though the fact that
>> there are two installers is an unnecessary (IMO) complication. I would
>> like to move the instructions for the Python-based Windows installer to
>> the from-source-installation page, any objections on that front? Is the
>> Python-based install a very popular option?
> "very" is a strong word. The python based installation was the more
> popular of the two when I was tracking adoption. Users had a fear that the
> exe installer that came with python would botch their existing python
> installs.  You'll probably want to address that concern before hiding the
> one that users feel is safer to install.

Very surprising to me to hear this.
May be I lack english skill but for me stand-alone means "no external
dependencies" but no "damage existing python installation".

Probably I need to remove any mention about internals of stand-alone
bzr.exe so people even don't know what the beast inside.


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