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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Python (win) stuff

From: Jonathan Kinsey
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Python (win) stuff
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 15:08:59 +0000

Personally I think the smaller the install the better. In this case for
instance I would say the majority of people don't use Python.

In an ideal world maybe a more intelligent install/download program which checks
to see what is already on the machine and only downloads what is required would
be good.

Or perhaps an automatic update facility built into gnubg, that sounds cool too...


Massimiliano Maini wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> I've been reading around a bit on how to provide the entire Python
> library when you embed
> python into an appication.
> Today, I manually put (some) .py files into PythonLib dir in gnubg's
> installation dir.
> I verified that if instead of doing this, all the files are zipped
> into a python25.zip, it works
> (python25.zip is automagically added to the python path).
> I did 3 tests:
> 1. No python installed on the PC (actually I just renamed the
> directory, maybe that's not
> enough), needed .py files into gnubg's PythonLib dir: this works fine,
> it's what I do today
> for the distribs.
> 2. No gnubg's PythonLib directory, needed .pyc files into
> python25.zip: this works fine, but
> I get an error/warnig at startup of CLI: 'import site' failed; use -v
> for traceback'. Everyhting
> else works.
> 3. Python installed on the PC, no python25.zip, no gnubg's PythonLib
> dir: this works fine,
> but with the same problem as 2 (the import site warning).
> I've found this about embedding:
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/551227/deploying-application-with-python-or-another-embedded-scripting-language
> It states that we should use:
> Py_NoSiteFlag = 1; // Disable importing site.py
> Py_Initialize(); // Create a python interpreter
> This would probably solve the above issue.
> I was also thinking about the entire PythonLib thing: this directory
> seems to be Win
> specific (gnubgmodule.c, 2322). If I put the python lib into the zip,
> the directory is no
> longer needed. Maybe we can just remove this part.
> MaX.
> P.S.
> The entire python lib is roughly 6Mb. I think I can just put it in the
> Win distrib, no big
> deal if we move from 20Mb to 26mb. OK ?
> I would say it's better to provide .pyc files, so that we don't run in
> any "write permission'
> issue under Vista (even if it would likely work anyway).
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