[Distutils] Re: [Pyobjc-dev] ANN: py2app / bdist_mpkg 0.1.5 preview

Joshua Kifer joshua at rothbard.net
Sat Oct 23 03:24:08 CEST 2004


I just switched over to using py2app -- and it's working great!  Now I 
can toss all that XCode garbage.


On Oct 20, 2004, at 9:35 PM, Bob Ippolito wrote:

> I've put together a little preview of py2app 0.1.5, which has MAJOR 
> feature enhancements over 0.1.4.
> 	http://undefined.org/python/py2app-0.1.5.mpkg.zip (installer for Mac 
> OS X 10.3)
> 	http://svn.red-bean.com/bob/py2app/trunk (source repository)
> 	http://svn.red-bean.com/pyobjc/branches/py2app-branch/ (PyObjC 
> repository refactored to use py2app and bdist_mpkg)
> py2app:
> 	non-ascii application names works now (e.g. Jäger)
> 	support for non-framework builds of Python (e.g. darwinports)
> 	slightly more documentation (INSTALLING.txt, README.txt)
> 	PyPI information
> 	enhanced setup.py that can use bdist_mpkg
> 	builds and installs the py2applet tool as part of its bdist_mpkg 
> script (to /Developer/Applications/Python Tools/py2app/)
> 	installs the examples to /Developer/Python/py2app/Examples
> bdist_mpkg:
> 	It's new!  bdist_mpkg is a distutils command that builds a 
> metapackage for Installer.app (or /usr/sbin/installer).  It's part of 
> the py2app suite.
> 	It should work with ANY distutils-using Python module or application 
> that uses distutils and doesn't really screw up their "install" 
> command
> 	When using bdist_mpkg with a framework Python, it will default the 
> scripts installation dir to /usr/local/bin instead of the middle of 
> nowhere inside the Python framework
> 	It installs a script, /usr/local/bin/bdist_mpkg, which you can use to 
> build metapackages from any setup.py.  When the metapackage is built, 
> it will even open Installer for you (unless you pass it any --options, 
> or just --).  This is a great alternative to using python setup.py 
> install.  You can just customize and uncheck scripts, headers, etc. if 
> you don't want to install them.
> 	You can subclass bdist_mpkg and make it do crazy things, like install 
> documentation, code examples, or applications.  See py2app's 
> setup-lib/py2app_mpkg.py or PyObjC's setup-lib/pyobjc_mpkg.py (on the 
> py2app-branch)
> 	bdist_mpkg should become the "guts" of the next generation 
> PackageManager instead of bdist_dumb tarballs.
> 	will automatically determine if root permissions are required to 
> install the package (make sure you haven't mucked with your 
> permissions your build machine if you plan on distributing the 
> metapackages)
> After the dust settles a bit, probably this weekend, I'll do a more 
> official release... but I would like to get some feedback in the 
> meantime.
> -bob
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