ANN: PyInstaller 3.0

mzibr.public at mzibr.public at
Sun Oct 4 19:15:30 CEST 2015

Hello everybody,

on behalf of the PyInstaller development team I'm happy to announce
PyInstaller 3.0 after two years of development.

=== What it is ===

PyInstaller bundles a Python application and all its dependencies into a 
single package. The user can run the packaged app without installing a Python 
interpreter or any modules.

PyInstaller reads a Python script written by you. It analyzes your code to 
discover every other module and library your script needs in order to execute. 
Then it collects copies of all those files - including the active Python 
interpreter! - and puts them with your script in a single folder, or 
optionally in a single executable file.

PyInstaller is tested against Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. However, it is not 
a cross-compiler: to make a Windows app you run PyInstaller in Windows; to 
make a Linux app you run it in Linux, etc. PyInstaller has been used 
successfully with AIX, Solaris, and FreeBSD, but is not tested against them.

=== Changes ===

Major changes for this release are:

- Python 3 support (3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5).
- Remove support for Python 2.6 and lower.
- Full unicode support in the bootloader (#824, #1224, #1323, #1340, #1396)
- (OSX) Executables built with PyInstaller under OS X can now be digitally
- (OSX) 32bit precompiled bootloader no longer distributed, only 64bit.
- (Windows) for 32bit bootloader enable flag LARGEADDRESSAWARE that allows
  to use 4GB of RAM.
- New hooks: amazon-product-api, appy, certifi, countrycode, cryptography, gi,
  httplib2, jsonschema, keyring, lensfunpy, mpl_toolkits.basemap, ncclient,
  netCDF4, OpenCV, osgeo, patsy, PsychoPy, pycountry, pycparser, PyExcelerate,
  PyGobject, pymssql, PyNaCl, PySiDe.QtCore, PySide.QtGui, rawpy, requests,
  scapy, scipy, six, SpeechRecognition, u1db, weasyprint, Xlib.
- Add support for automatically including data files from eggs.
- Add support for directory eggs support.
- Add support for all kind of namespace packages.
- Add support for ``pkgutil.extend_path()``.
- New option ``--key`` to obfuscate the Python bytecode.

The full changelog for this release can be found at:

=== License ===

PyInstaller is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License,
or (at your option) any later version.

Bootloader Exception

In addition to the permissions in the GNU General Public License, the
authors give you unlimited permission to link or embed compiled bootloader
and related files into combinations with other programs, and to distribute
those combinations without any restriction coming from the use of those
files. (The General Public License restrictions do apply in other respects;
for example, they cover modification of the files, and distribution when
not linked into a combine executable.)

=== Feedback ===

We're eager to listen to your feedback on using PyInstaller:

 Bug tracker:
 Mailing list:

<p><a href="">PyInstaller 3.0</a> 
- PyInstaller bundles a Python application and all its dependencies into a 
single package. (04-Oct-15)</p>

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