Hey Python developers,

I just published the initial release of PyOxidizer - a utility for producing self-contained, potentially single file executable Python applications. You can read more about it at https://gregoryszorc.com/blog/2019/06/24/building-standalone-python-applications-with-pyoxidizer/

I wanted to draw this list's attention to it because I think PyOxidizer could have significant implications for the Python community. And the 2nd to final section in the blog post is of particular relevance to CPython's development team.

I want to state explicitly that I would prefer to work with the Python community in whatever appropriate capacity is needed to advance the state of Python application distribution. (I have already participated in discussions about PEP 587.) PyOxidizer is still young and there's a long way to go. But I would love to e.g. implement PyOxidizer with an eye towards incorporation in official Python packaging tools a few years down the road. I'm not too familiar with the various day-to-day happenings of Python and Python Packaging. But if you steer me in the right direction, I could start getting involved...

I hope you like PyOxidizer!

Gregory Szorc