[Distutils] Re: [Pythonmac-SIG] Re: ANN: py2app 0.1.1

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Wed Oct 6 21:38:43 CEST 2004

On Oct 6, 2004, at 3:34 PM, Russell E. Owen wrote:

> In article <BAA61254-1759-11D9-88CF-000A95686CD8 at redivi.com>,
>  Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
>> `py2app`_ is the bundlebuilder replacement we've all been waiting for.
>> It is implemented as a distutils command, similar to `py2exe`_, that
>> builds Mac OS X applications from Python scripts, extensions, and
>> related data files.  It tries very hard to include all dependencies it
>> can find so that your application can be distributed standalone, as 
>> Mac
>> OS X applications should be.
> I look at the 0.1 distro and examples and it really looks promising.
> However, I did have two questions before I dive into trying to get my
> app bundled:
> - Do you have any hints or gotchas for distributing Tkinter apps and
> have Tcl/Tk bundled inside. I want the target MacOS X 10.3 user to be
> able to run my app without installing anything.

It works exactly like that out of the box.

> - As an extension to that question...any hints on installing tcl
> extensions ("snack", specifically) into such a bundled app?

No idea, give me instructions on how to do it and a minimal example 
that uses it and I'll see what can be done.


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