Bundling tools together with hg for win32

Brad Schick schickb at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 18:21:27 CDT 2007

Steve Borho wrote:
> I went through this exercise to kind of kick-start this process again 
> and get feedback from people on what they feel the best 
> possible "Batteries Included" win32 installer would include for:
> * History viewer gui
>   hgk and tcl, or some other option?
> * 3-way diff
>   kdiff3? tortoiseMerge?
> * Merge helper
>   in python?
> TortoiseHg?
> Gtools?
Well I'd love to see gtools be included :) I believe the dialogs are in
good enough shape to be used widely, the biggest problem is the

Both gtools and tortoisehg need gtk+ and pygtk installed (and pygtk has
3 separate parts).  I've never attempted to bundle pygtk with py2exe,
but that would be a nice solution if it worked. Gtk+ has a decent
installer that you could bundle or dynamically download.

Let me know if you need any help. I have NSIS scripts from a person on
the pygtk mailing list that can download and install gtk+ on demand.


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