Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 21st May 2004 01:17 UTC
Mono Project The tomato war between Red Hat, Novell and the developer Gnome community about Mono and its legal safety continued today. Novell's Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza replied to yesterday's editorial by Red Hat's Seth Nickell. Later, Red Hat's Havoc Pennington replied to Nat and Gnome's Andrew Sobala also threw a few (metallic) cents too. For future episodes, bookmark PlanetGnome (unverified rumors circulating on IRC claim that eggs might be used next if there is no sign of their lawyers meeting with Microsoft to try to give an end to the saga). In any case, you don't want to miss this.
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Deployment issues
by Seo Sanghyeon on Fri 21st May 2004 07:24 UTC

IMHO, Python has *less* deployment issues than Java or .NET. With distutils and py2exe, deploying complex Python application is a snap. Hell, Python runtime is much smaller than Java or .NET. That also helps.

For example, take a look at the Bittorrent project. *2 million* people downloaded Windows installer, with Python runtime bundled. That's only counting the mainline Bittorrent client, there are many others.

In case others are curious what Bittorrent is: Bittorrent is a P2P file sharing program completely written in Python, and works on Windows/Linux/MacOS without problems.