Installing Python packages is usually done with one of the available package installation systems, e.g. pip, easy_install, zc.buildout, or manually by running "python setup.py install" in a package distribution directory.
These systems work fine as long as you have Python-only packages. For packages that contain binaries, such as Python C extensions or other platform dependent code, the situation is a lot less bright.
In this talk, we present a new web installer system that we're currently developing to overcome these limitations.
The system combines the dynamic Python installation interface supported by all installers ("python setup.py install"), with a web installer which automatically selects, downloads, verifies and installs the binary package for your platform.
Mr. Lemburg is available as Python coach and consultant, if you would like to get on-site help with your projects.
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