[Idle-dev] Bundling IDLE with py2exe

Michael Foord mike at pcblokes.com
Fri Dec 3 19:07:44 CET 2004

I'm attempting to bundle IDLE with py2exe (at one of my jobs I don't 
have admin rights.. so can't install anything - but I can run stuff that 
doesn't need installing).

I've overcome the first couple of problems (py2exe files don't have a 
__file__ attribute, IDLE uses __import__ so I need to manually add some 
modules etc).

However - what I have got so far doesn't work, unsurprisingly. What it 
does do is rather surprising and I'd appreciate a bit of help knowing 
where to look.

When I launch my current idle.exe it launches literally hundreds of 
subprocesses. I then have to reboot !

Any clues as to where in the code this would be happening from ?



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