McMillan Installer or Py2Exe?

David Bolen db3l at fitlinxx.com
Thu Sep 6 08:25:56 CEST 2001


web.mail at lycos.com (Alan Green) writes:

> We've used the McMillan Installer very successfully, but we're just
> starting a new project and there also seems to be quite a buzz around
> py2exe.
> 
> Has anybody experience of both the McMillan Installer and Py2Exe and
> care to comment on their relative strengths?

My suggestion is to grab each, and then try to use it for the
application in question.  My impression has been that they are both
very functional, but that sometimes one does better than the other for
a particular scenario, or that they sometimes leapfrog each other in
handling strange and interesting import cases.

For my personal use, I've tried each and have stuck with installer,
since it's always worked for me, and on my last attempt at a
comparison it built an application of mine without any problems while
I had difficulties with py2exe.  But others on this group have
reported exactly the opposite results, and it's not much effort to
give each a shot, so getting direct experience may be the best.

And if one seems more complicated or less understandable to you than
the other, that's another metric for your own comparison :-)

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