Packaging up a Python/Twisted Matrix application...

Chris Mellon arkanes at
Thu Jan 4 16:48:09 CET 2007

On 1/4/07, Chaz Ginger <cginboston at> wrote:
> I have a rather large Python/Twisted Matrix application that will be run
> on Windows, Linux and perhaps Macs. I was wondering if there are any
> tools that can be used to create an installer that will bring in Python,
> Twisted Matrix, my application libraries and anything else I need?
> I have tried using ezsetup with no luck (it seems not everything can be
> installed with it). I was hoping to find something as nice (and
> complete) as Perl's CPAN but can't seem to find anything.
> Does anyone have any recommendations?
> Peace,
> Chaz.
> --

For windows, py2exe is the de facto standard and it works fine with Twisted.

There are similar scripts for the other platforms but I'm not familiar
with them, I understand py2app is the standard for OS X.

Note that OS X and pretty much every version of linux ship with
Python, you might re-think your need to distribute a binary and
instead just use a distutils install.

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