NullSoft installer for Mercurial

Steve Borho steve at
Tue Sep 4 15:23:41 CDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 14:49 -0400, Evan Powers wrote:
> 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.)

I've just commited a batch of bug-fixes and improvements. 

> 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.

Does that mean you develop python applications, or just that you use a
lot of non-standard extensions?

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

Thanks for the feedback

Steve Borho (steve at
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