ANN: New version of McMillan Installer for Windows
gmcm at hypernet.com
Fri Sep 7 22:42:10 CEST 2001
Version 4a4 of Installer for Windows is available here:
The major new feature of this release is a MakeCOMServer
utility for easy wrapping of COM servers written using Mark
Hammond's COM support.
There's also a new facility for hooking modules at analysis
time, so hidden dependencies can be automatically included.
This version also fixes some bugs:
- pathprefix is handled properly
- package __path__ is respected during analysis
- intermediate build files are cleaned up
- Freeze finally deletes all it's files on exit
- no more trouble with pywintypes
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
Python installed. No compiler required on the build machine.
There are 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 4a4</A> A compiler-less way
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