AW: [Zope3-dev] Re: AW: relying on win32api in windows supportofzc.zope3recipes

Stephan Richter srichter at
Mon Aug 20 09:05:45 EDT 2007

On Friday 17 August 2007 17:32, Gary Poster wrote:
> However, it's worth noting to clarify this discussion that buildout  
> is being successfully used to install a wide variety of software on  
> *nix systems (I know of Red Hat, Ubuntu, and OS X). This includes  
> software that does not have eggs (such as M2Crypto)  and software  
> that does not have much to do directly with Python (such as libxml2  
> and swig).

Windows is pretty different in this respect. You really want to use an 
installer, which means you get a wizard. People in Windows expect this 
behavior and want it. It is quiet ignorant to ask them to use eggs instead.

Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training

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