Distributing python apps

Robert Dailey rcdailey at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 21:59:24 CEST 2007


I'm creating a set of command-line tools using Python. These tools
manage resources for a game I'm working on. However, many people that
will be using these tools will not want to install Python on their
machines. This would be a very tedious process (for first time users
of my tools).

Ideally, I would like for someone to be able to use my tools without
having to install Python. For example, if I could put python.exe in a
hidden folder somewhere in my tools directory, and make a batch file
that they run to start the tool, python could be executed from a
relative path in my tools directory. Is this possible? What is an
ideal way of distributing python apps? I would prefer a transparent
and user-friendly approach.

Thanks for any tips.

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