distributing python software in jar like fashion

Chris Cioffi evenprimes at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 19:37:34 CET 2007

Hi John,

I don't think eggs are a flop, however the pain they are trying to
solve is generally pretty minor in the Python world vs what we often
see with other languages.  We're starting to see some push to move
more 3rd party libraries and frameworks to eggs (ie:  Turbogears) and
as the developers get used to dealing with eggs we will reach a
critical mass.

The 2 main things holding eggs back, imo:
1.  The eggs extensions aren't included in the Python std lib.
2.  The Python std lib is fairly robust and we can accomplish a
significant amount of work without needing 3rd party code.

If eggs were included in the std lib, and/or the std lib was packaged
as eggs we'd see a far more rapid uptake.  The key is getting the egg
extensions into the main distribution.


On 3/16/07, John Nagle <nagle at animats.com> wrote:
>      Were Python "eggs" a flop, or what?
>      We need to have one packager that everyone agrees on.
> Otherwise, installs become a mess, and then you have to have
> installers that handle multiple packagers.
>                                         John Nagle
> Gary Duzan wrote:
> > In article <Vs6dnZOY8sSDM2XYnZ2dnUVZ_rqhnZ2d at comcast.com>, alf  <ask at me> wrote:
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>I have a small app which consist of a few .py files. Is there any way to
> >>distribute it in jar like fashion as a single file I can just run python
> >>on. I obviously look for platform independent solution.
> >>
> >>Thx in advance, A.
> >
> >
> >    There is a new package that has been discussed here recently
> > called Squisher that should do what you want by packing things into
> > a single pyc file. There are still some minor issues that need to
> > be ironed out with running the pyc directly, but it should do
> > exactly what you want Real Soon Now.
> >
> > http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=group%3Acomp.lang.python+squisher&qt_s=Search
> >
> >                                       Gary Duzan
> >                                       Motorola CHS
> >
> >
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