Opened 16 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#46 closed enhancement (invalid)

Not the greatest little program.

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: anonymous
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: email2trac Version: 0.13
Keywords: Cc: rcorsaro@…


in todays world of developers, any program no matte how big or small, should be simple to deploy. If you want people to use email2 Trac, how distributing a windows installer, and a Linux RPM file which will make installing the program and all its dependencies trivial.

its seems easier to build my own version of a program that does the same thing, than to get yours working.

and Ive seen your source code, there is not much there so, it should not be complicated to get something which such few lines of code to work.

so, in the future, why don't you create a windows installer, and the Linux, Mac equivalent to get this to work with a click and filling in a few lines of text.

the installer should take care of all the rest, if you need fetchmail and its not install, let the installer you provide install it and configure it properly.

or is there something that does this already?

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comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by anonymous

  • Owner changed from bas to anonymous
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

That would be definitely be a nice feature to have a installer for windows, mac and different linux variants. Not everybody uses RPM format. That is also the beauty of open source. Everybody can contribute code to make it an easy product. eg the rpm spec file included in the distribution is from somebody else. A lot have of people have also supplied patches and update the wiki for the different MTA (sendmail, postfix, exim, ..) setups.

That is why we have a configure script. that locates the diferent python install paths and where we can specify the trac_user, is also different on many platforms and the mta_user where we have the same problems.

In the package we have a debian and a rpm spec file. It would be nice if these installers detect the proper mail and trac setups for a site.

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by rcorsaro@…

Have you considered using distutils or setuptool for this project, as apposed to autotools? I think it will give you everything you need and will conform much better to python standards. I can write a if you think this sounds good.

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by bas

  • Version changed from 0.1 to 0.13

Sounds good, In the package is also a small c-program that must be compiled. That is why we i used configure to check if there is a valid c-compiler on the system.

comment:4 Changed 16 years ago by bas

  • Cc rcorsaro@… added

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by anonymous

If you're too stupid to install this quickly then you shouldn't be let near trac.

comment:6 Changed 14 years ago by bas

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

no resolution and email2trac is packaged for a lot distribution nowdays

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