[SciPy-user] [ Python(x, y) ] New release : 1.2.1 - Critical bug fix

Stephen McInerney spmcinerney@hotmail....
Thu May 29 04:12:36 CDT 2008


 
Sorry to be unclear, I really meant to say:
- first ask the user what the BaseDir for the install is,
- then default each individual package's install-dir to <BaseDir>/<Package>,
but also let them override that on a per-package basis.
Regards,
Stephen


Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 11:07:39 +0200From: contact@pythonxy.comTo: pythonxy@googlegroups.comSubject: Re: [ Python(x,y) ] New release : 1.2.1 - Critical bug fixCC: scipy-user@scipy.org
Hi Stephen,
 
2008/5/28 Stephen McInerney <spmcinerney@hotmail.com>:


Also, I think you are still defaulting some paths (e.g. MingW)to be under C:\Program Files\ which as I mentioned is a huge bigproblem with Windows Vista's UAC, especially when you install asAdministrator then try to run it as a user - it triggers loads ofUAC nag warnings anytime you do file operations. May I suggest it is best to prompt the user for the base directoryof the entire install (e.g. "C:\DEV") then after that, automatically default all the paths to e.g. C:\DEV\<Package>
 
I think that is a good compromise indeed, and I will update the installer shortly.
BTW, I will probably include the new NumPy release (1.1.0)... unless I wait for the forthcoming IPython 0.8.3 and matplotlib 0.91.3 which should be available in a few days.
 

Thanks for the lightning turnaround on patches, by the way.I am happily running with 1.2.0
 
You're welcome!
Regards,Pierre
 
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