NullSoft installer for Mercurial

Evan Powers evan.powers at
Tue Sep 4 13:49:10 CDT 2007

On 9/3/07, Steve Borho <steve at> wrote:
> This installer works very differently than the Inno Setup installer,

Personally, I prefer to install Mercurial as a site-package rather
than as a stand-alone application like py2exe produces. (Right now I'm
rolling my own; I'll have to take a look at your patch queues.)

My reasoning is that if you don't install Mercurial as a site-package
on win32, like it usually is on Linux, you loose the ability to
leverage the whole standard library (or installed 3rd party modules)
in a hook or extension, and have to limit yourself to the subset
bundled automatically by py2exe.

I'll admit I'm a relatively advanced (or at least demanding) user, but
I'm not a Mercurial developer.

+1 from me, and another +1 for any egg/MSI-enabling patches

- Evan

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