Kevin Dangoor wrote:
On 9/15/05, Phillip J. Eby email@example.com wrote:
As for Mac OS, I have almost no experience with it, so I'm not sure what GUI applications there need. Does everything need py2app? If you have a wx-based app, would you just make a #! script? Bob Ippolito previously mentioned that you don't "install" applications there, that people just drag applications wherever they want them rather than using shortcuts, so at least that part isn't a problem. :)
GUI apps on the Mac need py2app.
It depends. wx-based programs don't have a technical need to be in a .app bundle. They will run fine from the command line. Now, the *user* might want it packaged in a .app bundle, and we as developers might need to respond to that desire.
I think that PyObjC apps might actually need to be in a .app bundle to work reliably, though.
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.