ANN: 3rd beta of Win32 Installer release 4
gmcm at hypernet.com
Fri Jul 20 22:55:45 CEST 2001
The thrid beta of version 4 of the Win32 Installer package is
This beta fixes some bugs in package support and
dependency analysis (mxDateTIme is working again,
PyXML works properly once the package is included).
The docs feature a more gentle introduction for those
who want to stay away from the complexities.
Version 4 handles all Python versions from 1.5
onward (it's been tested with 1.5 and 2.1). It has a number of
- set a Windows version resource in the executable
(NT / Win2K only), including the ability to create a
version resource from Python
- a utility to analyze the dependency tree of a script / module
(including a cross-reference)
- warnings issued when dynamic code encountered
(__import__, exec, eval)
- COM client support (including using gencache.EnsureModule
to generate support on the end-user's machine).
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
The Windows version (there's a more limited Linux version,
too), has 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.
Contact: gmcm at hypernet.com
Win32 Installer release 4a2</A> A compiler-less way
of distributing Python apps on Windows. (20-July-01)
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