cx_Freeze 4.0b1

Anthony Tuininga anthony.tuininga at
Tue Sep 25 05:06:11 CEST 2007

What is cx_Freeze?

cx_Freeze is a set of scripts and modules for freezing Python scripts
into executables in much the same way that py2exe and py2app do. It
requires Python 2.3 or higher since it makes use of the zip import
facility which was introduced in that version.

Where do I get it?

What's new?

This release marks a significant change in functionality. Any feedback
is appreciated.

1) Added support for placing modules in or in a separate
zip file for each executable that is produced.
2) Added support for copying binary dependent files (DLLs and shared libraries)
3) Added support for including all submodules in a package
4) Added support for including icons in Windows executables
5) Added support for constants module which can be used for
determining certain build constants at runtime
6) Added support for relative imports available in Python 2.5 and up
7) Added support for building Windows installers (Python 2.5 and up)
and RPM packages
8) Added support for distutils configuration scripts
9) Added support for hooks which can force inclusion or exclusion of
modules when certain modules are included
10) Added documentation and samples
11) Added for building the cx_Freeze package instead of a
script used to build only the frozen bases
12) FreezePython renamed to a script called freeze in the Python distribution
13) On Linux and other platforms that support it set LD_RUN_PATH to
include the directory in which the executable is located

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