ANN: New version of McMillan Installer for Windows

Gordon McMillan
Fri, 7 Sep 2001 16:42:10 -0400

Version 4a4 of Installer for Windows is available here:

The major new feature of this release is a MakeCOMServer 
utility for easy wrapping of COM servers written using Mark 
Hammond's COM support.

There's also a new facility for hooking modules at analysis 
time, so hidden dependencies can be automatically included.

This version also fixes some bugs:
 - pathprefix is handled properly
 - package __path__ is respected during analysis
 - intermediate build files are cleaned up
 - Freeze finally deletes all it's files on exit
 - no more trouble with pywintypes

What is it?
 The Installer is a set of tools for distributing Python
 applications. The target machines do not need to have
 Python installed, or may have a different version of 
 Python installed. No compiler required on the build machine.

 There are  top level scripts for 3 configurations:
 - Standalone: create a single directory installation for your app
 - Simple: wraps a Standalone with a simple install script
 - Freeze: creates an executable that unpacks itself at run
   time, and cleans up afterward.
 More complex distributions can be created by writing your
 own config file and passing it to Builder.

Old-Python-style license.


Win32 Installer release 4a4</A> A compiler-less way 
of distributing Python apps on Windows. (7-Sept-01)

- Gordon