[Distutils] ANN: py2app 0.1

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sun Oct 3 22:51:41 CEST 2004

py2app is the bundlebuilder replacement we've all been waiting for.  It 
is implemented as a distutils command, similar to py2exe.

Even at this early stage, it's probably the most advanced python 
packaging utility out there with regard to dependency analysis.  It's 
at a "works for me and the two other people that have tried it" stage.  
It's not particularly documented, and I don't have time to document it 
today, but you should be able to get along given the examples.  Since 
it is very similar to py2exe in design, you can also borrow ideas from 

If you have any issues with py2app, please let me know.  Provide source 
if possible.  I'm particularly interested in problematic packages which 
use import tricks or in-package data files such as PIL or pygame.  
These two are explicitly supported by the extensible "recipe" mechanism 
of py2app, but there are surely others.  I believe PEAK, ZConfig, 
Twisted, etc. may do one or both of these things.  Until a recipe is 
created for a particular problematic package, you may always just 
include it wholesale with the -p argument.

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