*Newbie Question* --> Is it viable to distribute Python apps over the Internet?

laotseu bdesth at removethis.free.fr
Tue Apr 22 03:02:58 CEST 2003

Denis Agar wrote:
> I'm blabbering! Anyway, my problem is this. I tried to compile a
> simple Hello World program into something runnable on non-python
> computers, and it came out being 7MB in size. Is there something I'm
> doing wrong? Just so you know, I do know somewhat what I'm doing. I
> know that it's incorporating all of the GUI. So is there a way to not
> incoporate all of the gui, and still have a functional program? I'm
> thinkin in the 800k range for a simple program? The reason I ask is
> because I'm thinking of porting something I made in VB to Python
> before I develop it any further.
> PS: The program is 92k in Visual Basic.

Just for your information : your 92k VB program won't run without the 
vbrun.dll, which is at least 1.x Mo... To be sure to have a correct 
setup, you must package a VB program with the runtime (vbrun.dll) and 
any 'external' ActiveX component, type libs etcs used by the application 
(and be sure you won't write many real-life VB apps without ActiveX 
components and type libs etc)


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