py2exe 0.6.1 released
theller at python.net
Tue Sep 6 08:29:02 CEST 2005
Bugs <dont at spam.me> writes:
> Thomas Heller wrote:
>> Changes in this release:
>> * py2exe can now bundle binary extensions and dlls into the
>> library-archive or the executable itself. This allows to
>> finally build real single-file executables.
>> The bundled dlls and pyds are loaded at runtime by some special
>> code that emulates the Windows LoadLibrary function - they are
>> never unpacked to the file system.
> Wow, that is fantastic Thomas, congratulations!
> So far, I've only seen where Thinstall has been able to accomplish
> this and at STEEP licensing cost, not free and open-source like py2exe!
At least there is (or was) a shareware tool named PEBundle, which
promised to do something similar. Haven't used it myself, though.
> Can this technology be applied to other platforms?
Hehe. No idea - I don't know enough about shared libraries.
> Could this all be modified in such a way that other scripting
> languages could take advantage of your bundling technology?
Maybe, but I don't use other scripting languages. But doesn't tcl have
a pretty advanced packer? And perl?
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