Getting tired with py2exe

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Sep 20 23:44:06 CEST 2005


Thomas Heller wrote:
> I'm slowly getting tired maintaining py2exe.  It is far from perfect,
> although it has interesting features (I would say).
> 
> The problem, apart from the work, is that it is good enough for me - I
> can do everything that I need with it.  But I assume I use far less
> libaries than other Python programmers, so a lot of bugs will never bite
> me.
> 
> It is also interesting that the recently introduced bundle-files option,
> which allows to build single-file exes has gained a lot of interest -
> although the ONLY use case (so far) I have myself for it is to implement
> inproc COM servers which will compatible with Python clients (and other
> Python inproc COM servers) because of the total isolation of the Python
> VMs.
> 
> Is anyone interested in taking over the maintainance, documentation, and
> further development?
> 
> Should py2exe be integrated into another, larger, package?  Pywin32
> comes to mind, but also Philip Eby's setuptools (that's why I post to
> distutils-sig as well)...
> 
Ignoring all the philosophical questions I'd like to thank you for all 
your hard work on py2exe over the years, which has benefited the Windows 
Python community immeasurably.

regards
  Steve
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