Distributing Python App

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 16:21:33 EDT 2008

On Jul 18, 2:35 pm, KDawg44 <KDaw... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am very new to Python but find it very interesting (from what I know
> of it) and am considering writing an application.  However, I have a
> question regarding distribution of the app once it is done.  Is there
> a way to package everything a user needs to run the app or will they
> have to install Python their machine?  This is probably an obvious
> question but most development I do is for administrative tasks on
> servers and such, not usually development of an app for someone else.
> Thanks for your help.
> Kevin

There is a variety of packaging programs. For Windows, you can use
py2app and py2exe. I think the former can also be used for Mac and
maybe Linux. If you are doing it on Windows, I would recommend
packaging it with one of those and then using something like Inno
Setup to create an installer.


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