[Distutils] ANN: py2app 0.1

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Mon Oct 4 18:56:43 CEST 2004

On Oct 4, 2004, at 9:05 AM, Flávio Codeço Coelho wrote:

> On Sunday 03 October 2004 20:51, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> 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
>> there.
>> 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.
>> Download and related links are here:
>> http://undefined.org/python/#py2app
> Does it work on Linux?

No, it's for Mac OS X only.  Surely actually visiting the link would've 
been an easier way to come to that conclusion?  :)


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