[Distutils] Getting tired with py2exe

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Sep 20 23:44:06 CEST 2005

Thomas Heller wrote:
> I'm slowly getting tired maintaining py2exe.  It is far from perfect,
> although it has interesting features (I would say).
> The problem, apart from the work, is that it is good enough for me - I
> can do everything that I need with it.  But I assume I use far less
> libaries than other Python programmers, so a lot of bugs will never bite
> me.
> It is also interesting that the recently introduced bundle-files option,
> which allows to build single-file exes has gained a lot of interest -
> although the ONLY use case (so far) I have myself for it is to implement
> inproc COM servers which will compatible with Python clients (and other
> Python inproc COM servers) because of the total isolation of the Python
> VMs.
> Is anyone interested in taking over the maintainance, documentation, and
> further development?
> Should py2exe be integrated into another, larger, package?  Pywin32
> comes to mind, but also Philip Eby's setuptools (that's why I post to
> distutils-sig as well)...
Ignoring all the philosophical questions I'd like to thank you for all 
your hard work on py2exe over the years, which has benefited the Windows 
Python community immeasurably.

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