[ANN] PyInstaller 3.1

Hartmut Goebel h.goebel at goebel-consult.de
Sat Jan 9 17:31:12 EST 2016


on behalf of the PyInstaller development team I'm happy to announce
PyInstaller 3.1


Thanks for all those who contributed questions, bug-reports or

=== 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
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
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

=== Installation ===

PyInstaller can be installed from PyPi using

   pip install pyiinstaller

=== Changes ===

  * Support reproducible builds (#490
    <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/490>, #1434
    <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1434>, #1582
    <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1582>, #1590
  * Strip leading parts of paths in compiled code objects (#1059
    <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1059>, #1302
    <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/pull/1302>, #1724
  * With |--log-level=DEBUG|, a dependency graph-file is emitted in the
  * Allow running pyinstaller as user |root|. By popular demand, see
    e.g. #1564 <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1564>,
    #1459 <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1459>,
    #1081 <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1081>.
  * New Hooks: botocore, boto3, distorm3, GObject, GI (G Introspection),
    GStreamer, GEvent, kivy, lxml.isoschematron, pubsub.core,
    PyQt5.QtMultimedia, scipy.linalg, shelve.
  * Fixed or Updated Hooks: astroid, django, jsonschema logilab, PyQt4,
    PyQt5, skimage, sklearn.
  * Fix crashes when looking for ctypes DLLs (#1608
    <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1608>, #1609
    <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1609>, #1620
  * Fix: Imports in byte-code not found if code contains a function
    (#1581 <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1581>).
  * Fix recursion into bytes-code when scanning for ctypes (#1620
  * Fix PyCrypto modules to work with crypto feature (|--key| option)
    (#1663 <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1663>).
  * Fix problems with |excludedimports| in some hook excluding the named
    modules even if used elswhere (#1584
    <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1584>, #1600
  * Fix freezing of pip 7.1.2 (#1699
  * FreeBSD and Solaris fixes.
  * Improvements to the test-suite, testing infrastructure and
    continuous integration.

*Known Issues*

  * Apps built with Windows 10 and Python 3.5 may not run on Windows
    versions earlier than 10 (#1566
  * The multipackage (MERGE) feature (#1527
    <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1527>) is
    currently broken.
  * (OSX) Support for OpenDocument events (#1309
    <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/1309>) is broken.

The full changelog for this release can be found at:


=== Feedback ===

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

 Bug tracker: https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues
 Mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/PyInstaller

Hartmut Goebel
Dipl.-Informatiker (univ), CISSP, CSSLP
Information Security Management, Security Governance, Secure Software

Goebel Consult, Landshut



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