At 11:10 AM 9/15/2005 -0700, Robert Kern wrote:
I have a feeling that there isn't a pressing need to be able to install .app bundles from easy_install. If the package maintainer is going to go to the trouble of writing a setup.py that can be used with py2app, he'll almost certainly actually build the .app binary and distribute it. Since they're standalone, they don't really interact with the other installed packages.
If you can run a wx or tkinter (or other cross-platform GUI) app on Mac OS without needing anything special, but users would prefer to have the .app, it would probably be a good idea to have it, even if the original developer hasn't targeted that platform specifically. For example, packages like idle or the pydoc tkinter GUI would seem to merit something like this.