py2app without a mac?

Robert Kern rkern at
Tue Sep 13 07:00:57 CEST 2005

Gregory Piñero wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I want to make my python program be installable on a mac, however I have
> no access to a mac myself.  Is there any way I can still use py2app to
> create the app? 

I don't think it's possible out-of-box. You would have to have the
Python.framework unpacked on your disk, and you would have to hack
py2app to grab everything from it instead of trying to grab it from the
Python that's running it. There's probably quite few other things that
make it impossible entirely, too.

Without a Mac to test it on, there's no point in pursuing that option.

> Otherwise what other options do I have?  (google turned
> up nothing for me)

Ask your Mac users for volunteers.

Robert Kern
rkern at

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