[Idle-dev] Bundling IDLE with py2exe

Michael Foord mike at pcblokes.com
Thu Jan 6 23:38:25 CET 2005

Again for completeness.
My attempt to bundle IDLE with py2exe became 'Movable Python' - a frozen 
distribution of python.
See http://sourceforge.net/projects/movpy

This is a frozen distribution of python (for windows). Once I 
implemented the '-c' commandline option - IDLE works with it.



Michael Foord wrote:

> 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 ?
> Regards,
> Fuzzy
> http://www.voidspace.org.uk/atlantibots/pythonutils.html
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