crossplatform py2exe - would it be useful?

Alex Martelli aleax at
Thu Aug 7 00:08:35 CEST 2003

Thomas Heller wrote:

> I'm currently working on a new version of py2exe, which will require
> Python 2.3 and later, because it uses the zipimport mechanism.
> Since py2exe is a distutils extension, and since C compilers are
> commonly available on most platforms except Windows, it would be fairly
> easy to let py2exe generate a C source file installing this import hook,
> and let distutils' C compiler build an executable file from this.
> Would this be useful, or would I be wasting my time, since McMillan
> installer, cx_freeze, and tools/freeze already do it?

I think it would be a WONDERFUL idea: py2exe is the simplest to use
of all the tools you mention, and it would save a lot of ink^H^H^H pixels,
each time I point people to it, to be able to omit the blurb about "if 
you're interested in deploying to Windows platform only, then"...:-).


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