I was responding to a previous exchange on py2exe 2.6 where the
polite, succinct question was answered with a terse, impolite "No."
with no other qualifying remarks.
If I seem rude, it's because I was responding to a rude post.
On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:44:42 +1100, "Mark Hammond"
>> I guess I have to ask the question...
>> WHY isn't there a binary distribution for py2exe for 2.6? It can't be
>> that hard to compile it up and post it on sourceforge...
>> I realize this is all volunteer work. I get that. But if you have
>> the development environment already on your system, then why not do
>> the "setup.py install" and upload it to sourceforge?
>> Will every py2exe user be expected to download VS2008, an SVN client,
>> and have the expertise to navigate the myriad dependency problems
>> involved in getting the compile to work? (As in mt.exe and rt.exe from
>> a platform SDK?)
>> I will do all that if I have to. But yeesh...why not just spend the
>> 10 minutes to do it ONCE and then thousands of people can take
>> advantage of it.
>> Yet we get a simple "No." Why "No."?
>I'll ignore the fact that instead of asking your question succinctly and
>politely, you instead used 6 paragraphs to berate "us" for not making timely
>enough reasons, and I'll answer the best I can.
>Jimmy is the official maintainer of py2exe. He keeps an eye on bugs and
>patches which are outstanding and new checkins which may warrant additional
>testing. He has a release process which is *not* trivial and I'm not
>personally familiar with it. Whatever I may happen to create on my PC on
>any given day is *not* a release of py2exe - its just a snapshot I made
>without any care or consideration of the issues Jimmy takes into account.
>Jimmy seems quite busy these days - I'm sure he'd welcome assitance with
>these tasks, and I'm sure any number of us would be happy to "turn the
>crank" to generate the release executables if requested by the/a maintainer
>- in other words, the lack of tools on your PC is no barrier to helping out
>instead of just complaining.
>> On Tue, 9 Sep 2008 09:12:37 +1000, "Mark Hammond"
>> <mhammond@...> wrote:
>> >> Does the current py2exe source support Python 2.6?
>> >> If so, is a pre-compiled version of py2exe available that I could
>> >> with Python 2.6?
>> >> Alternatively, where can I find instructions for building py2exe
>> >> source?
>> >Maybe on the wiki? The short story is to make sure you have VS2008,
>> >just run 'setup.py install' from the root of the py2exe tree.
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