[Python-Dev] Tkinter has many files

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Aug 7 12:17:24 CEST 2009

Terry Reedy wrote:
> cool-RR wrote:
>> Hello python-dev!
>> I'm a Python programmer, but this is the first time I'm posting on 
>> python-dev, and I am not familiar at all with how the Python 
>> implementation works -- so this post may be way off.
>> I've recently released a Python application, PythonTurtle 
>> <http://pythonturtle.com>, which is packaged using py2exe and 
>> InnoSetup. Due to the fact that my program needs to give the user a 
>> full Python shell, I've made py2exe package the entire Python 
>> standard library with my application.
> I really think you you just make you app sit on top of a standard 
> Python installation. The current Windows installers work well. Just 
> decide which versions you are willing to support. The usually reasons 
> for bundling, to control the versions of multiple 3rd-party libraries, 
> do not seen to apply.

Actually on Windows a very common reason for bundling with py2exe is to 
not be dependent (or require) an installed version of Python. For a 
standalone teaching tool this seems reasonable.


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