Experiences with Py2Exe

Larry Bates larry.bates at websafe.com
Wed Oct 11 21:20:32 CEST 2006

Isaac Rodriguez wrote:
>> I did a project with wxPython and py2exe. Just great :-) I also used
>> Inno Setup (http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php) to create an
>> installer. You should be able to learn/use both in one day.
> Do you have a specific reason for using Inno Setup and not a Windows
> Installer based setup? Will Inno Setup play especially well with py3exe
> or was it just the learning curve of using a Windows Installer setup?
> I am asking this because I have a lot of experience using the Windows
> Installer service, and I also have all the productivity tools available
> to create an installer for my tools if I needed to, but now I am
> curious about this Inno Setup.
> Thanks,
> Isaac.
Inno Setup (like Python) is open source so there is no cost.
Normally you have to purchase something to get the Windows Installer.
Since you have the source code (rarely needed because Inno is so
powerful and configurable), you aren't at the mercy of the Windows
Installer (unless they now give it away and I missed something).
I don't think Inno is especially suited for py2exe apps, it just
works very well, is free, and seems to do everything people want in
an installer.

-Larry Bates

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