Re: Meld Windows Installer

On 4 January 2013 08:29, Keegan Witt <keeganwitt gmail com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I'm a huge fan of your work!  I found your instructions
> ( for getting Meld running on Windows to
> be pretty straightforward and well-written.  However, some have found the
> process to be a bit onerous.  To help promote Meld for all Windows users, I
> threw together a little installer/uninstaller to make it easy for everyone.
> I used Portable Python so that there are no additional dependencies needed.
> I'm far from an NSIS expert (this is actually my first NSIS project), so if
> you spot anything amiss, feel free to speak up:
>  After more have had a chance to
> check it out, perhaps you'd consider adding a link to your page?

Looks good! That page is just a wiki, so please feel free to add it yourself.

> One piece that's still missing is that syntax highlighting (plus the VCS
> functionality which I probably won't do since it needs components from
> either Cygwin or Unxutils).  Does anyone know what would be needed to put
> PyGTKsourceview into Portable Python?  Also, how hard would it be to make
> that a component of the all-in-one installer?

I'm really not sure how hard the all-in-one installer would be to
update, but I had a look at Portable Python, and... yeah. I had hoped
that we might be able to modify it to create a single bundled
installer, but it turns out that none of the Portable Python source is
actually available.


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