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No more deprecated bdist_wininst .exe installers #4029

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@hugovk hugovk commented Aug 18, 2019

bdist_wininst (.exe installers) has been deprecated in Python 3.8, and bdist_wheel (wheel packages) should be used instead:

As far as I can see in the codebase, it's only used in --dist to create Windows installers for testing dev builds. There's already a --wheel option for bdist_wheel packages. So let's remove --dist.

In, @cgohlke pointed out:

PyPI doesn’t even allow you to upload bdist_wininst (See PEP 527 ) anymore

Maybe a bug: Pillow still uploads bdist_wininst installers for Windows.

@cgohlke Are those .exe installers something you normally send over each release day? If so, we can just skip those.

Any objections to stop distributing .exe installers for the next release?

Here's the output of pypinfo --limit 10 pillow file, showing the download count for the Pillow files on PyPI over the last 30 days:

Served from cache: True
Data processed: 0.00 B
Data billed: 0.00 B
Estimated cost: $0.00

file download_count
Pillow-6.1.0-cp27-cp27mu-manylinux1_x86_64.whl 1,747,882
Pillow-6.1.0-cp36-cp36m-manylinux1_x86_64.whl 961,926
Pillow-6.1.0-cp35-cp35m-manylinux1_x86_64.whl 531,485
Pillow-6.1.0-cp37-cp37m-manylinux1_x86_64.whl 438,457
Pillow-6.1.0-cp37-cp37m-win_amd64.whl 146,346
Pillow-6.1.0.tar.gz 133,063
Pillow-6.0.0-cp36-cp36m-manylinux1_x86_64.whl 131,780
Pillow-5.4.1-cp36-cp36m-manylinux1_x86_64.whl 123,360
Pillow-6.1.0-cp37-cp37m-win32.whl 113,811
Pillow-5.3.0-cp27-cp27mu-manylinux1_x86_64.whl 104,872
Total 4,432,982

And pypinfo --limit 1000 pillow file, contains no .exe and the last 56 rows are all for a single download.

@hugovk hugovk added Installation Usually a problem with … Build Windows labels Aug 18, 2019
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wiredfool commented Aug 18, 2019

I’m pretty sure that is just in there for the build artifacts on windows. I don’t think @cgohlke uses the winbuild bits for the actual releases.

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cgohlke commented Aug 18, 2019

Are those .exe installers something you normally send over each release day?

Those files are produced by my build script, which simply runs with bdist_wheel, bdist_egg, and bdist_wininst arguments for all supported CPython versions.

+1 for dropping bdist_wininst installers. According to PEP 527, PyPI should have stopped accepting uploads of bdist_wininst installers long ago (IIUC).

@hugovk hugovk merged commit 397a26b into python-pillow:master Sep 5, 2019
@hugovk hugovk deleted the rm-deprecated-bdist_wininst branch September 5, 2019 20:46
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See also #2832 (comment)

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