What should I use under *nix instead of freeze?

Eric Brunel see.signature at no.spam
Mon Feb 4 12:20:29 CET 2008

On Sat, 02 Feb 2008 00:08:21 +0100, Mike Kent <mrmakent at cox.net> wrote:

> In a comment Guido made on a recent bug report for the 'freeze'
> utility, he stated:
> "I think nobody really cares about freeze any more -- it isn't
> maintained."
> That being the case, what is the preferred/best replacement for freeze
> on a *nix platform?  I'm looking for something that, like freeze,
> turns my application into a single-file executable, of the smallest
> size possible, that can be executed on a machine with no Python
> installation or development system.

Never used it, but it seems cx_Freeze  
(http://python.net/crew/atuining/cx_Freeze/) does just that... Don't know  
if it's maintained anymore, but versions are available for the latest  
Python version (2.5).

python -c "print ''.join([chr(154 - ord(c)) for c in  

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