[IronPython] IronPython DLLs distributing

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Aug 17 21:48:21 CEST 2009

David Escobar wrote:
> Hello everyone. What is the best way to distribute IronPython 
> applications? I've seen that all the IronPython .dll files need to be 
> in the same folder as the application .exe and the application .dll in 
> order to run. Is it possible to install the IronPython .dll files in 
> one common location for all applications to use? Or do they need to be 
> distributed with every IronPython application? That would seem to be 
> inefficient, especially since the .dlls increase the total size of the 
> application.
This is only the same problem as any .NET application distributing DLLs 
it depends on. The 'standard' solution is to install assemblies into the 
GAC. You could do this in your installer.


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