Commercial Products in Python
claird at lairds.us
Tue Oct 21 21:04:12 CEST 2008
In article <mailman.2776.1224611437.3487.python-list at python.org>,
Paulo J. Matos <pocmatos at gmail.com> wrote:
>I was just wondering, if you wish to commercialize an application
>developed in Python, what's the way to go?
>I guess the only way is to sell the source, right?
>This is because (and tell me if I am wrong):
>1) You can't sell an executable because Python doesn't compile to native
>code (the usual approach, afaik);
>2) You can't sell the bytecode, otherwise you get the client stuck with
>a specific python version (given bytecode might vary between versions)
A desktop application? One alternative often recommended is to
construct your application as a Web one, and require subscrip-
For strict desktop applications, it *is* possible to deliver
executables; in fact, there are several products on the market
that do NOT advertise themselves as Python-based, but merely
deliver conventional-looking executables and ancillary libraries.
<URL: http://wiki.python.org/moin/How_to_make_exe_on_Windows > is
a good place for you to start reading.
There *are* companies that deliver .pyc-s. You're right that
introduces a bit of ... delicacy with regard to the version of
Python used; it *is* feasible, though.
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