Nov 19, 2014
More WiX articles on Python problems and blogging location
I felt it was time to clear up some more of the WiX-situation with regards to pip on windows.
As, for example, both pyodbc and lxml simply won't install without vcvarsall.bat, several packages aren't installable via pip on Windows.
The most elegant solution to this is not installing Visual Studio on all machines you want to run your application, but to build .msi-installers that are easily included in your installation.
So don't wait, but go and see the article on the Optimal BPM wiki: How to make .msi packages from Pythonlib .exe-files.
I can answer some questions in the comments here if needed.
This blog will move to optimalbpm.se soon.