py2exe 0.6.8 released

Larry Bates larry.bates at websafe.com
Mon Jun 16 18:18:58 CEST 2008


Jimmy Retzlaff wrote:
> py2exe 0.6.8 released
> =====================
> 
> py2exe is a Python distutils extension which converts Python scripts
> into executable Windows programs, able to run without requiring a
> Python installation. Console and Windows (GUI) applications, Windows
> NT services, exe and dll COM servers are supported.
> 
> Changes in 0.6.8:
> 
>     * Support for relative imports.
> 
>     * Fix MemoryLoadLibrary to handle loading function addresses by ordinal
>       numbers. Patch and test by Matthias Miller.
> 
>     * Using the options compressed=1, bundle_files=3, and zipfile=None at
>       the same time now works; patch from Alexey Borzenkov.
> 
>     * Allow renaming of single-executable files; patch from Alexey
>       Borzenkov.
> 
>     * Embedding icon resources into the image now works correctly even for
>       ico files containing multiple images.
> 
>     * pyd files from different packages with the same filename no longer
>       conflict. Patch from Grant Edwards.
> 
>     * There are new samples for the 'typelibs' support, including the new
>       option of pre-generating a typelib and specifying the file as an
>       input to py2exe.
> 
>     * The test suite is now included in the source distribution.
> 
> 
> Changes in 0.6.6:
> 
>     * Better support for Python 2.5.
> 
>     * Experimental support for 64-bit builds of Python on win64.
> 
>     * Better ISAPI support.
> 
>     * New samples for ISAPI and COM servers.
> 
>     * Support for new "command-line styles" when building Windows services.
> 
> Changes in 0.6.5:
> 
>     * Fixed modulefinder / mf related bugs introduced in 0.6.4. This
>       will be most evident when working with things like
>       win32com.shell and xml.xpath.
> 
>     * Files no longer keep read-only attributes when they are copied
>       as this was causing problems with the copying of some MS DLLs.
> 
> Changes in 0.6.4:
> 
>     * New skip-archive option which copies the Python bytecode files
>       directly into the dist directory and subdirectories - no
>       archive is used.
> 
>     * An experimental new custom-boot-script option which allows a
>       boot script to be specified (e.g., --custom-boot-script=cbs.py)
>       which can do things like installing a customized stdout
>       blackhole. See py2exe's boot_common.py for examples of what can
>       be done. The custom boot script is executed during startup of
>       the executable immediately after boot_common.py is executed.
> 
>     * Thomas Heller's performance improvements for finding needed
>       modules.
> 
>     * Mark Hammond's fix for thread-state errors when a py2exe
>       created executable tries to use a py2exe created COM DLL.
> 
> Changes in 0.6.3:
> 
>     * First release assembled by py2exe's new maintainer, Jimmy
>       Retzlaff. Code changes in this release are from Thomas Heller
>       and Gordon Scott.
> 
>     * The dll-excludes option is now available on the command line.
>       It was only possible to specify that in the options argument to
>       the setup function before.
> 
>       The dll-excludes option can now be used to filter out dlls like
>       msvcr71.dll or even w9xpopen.exe.
> 
>     * Fix from Gordon Scott: py2exe crashed copying extension modules
>       in packages.
> 
> Changes in 0.6.2:
> 
>     * Several important bugfixes:
> 
>       - bundled extensions in packages did not work correctly, this
>         made the wxPython single-file sample fail with newer wxPython
>         versions.
> 
>       - occasionally dlls/pyds were loaded twice, with very strange
>         effects.
> 
>       - the source distribution was not complete.
> 
>       - it is now possible to build a debug version of py2exe.
> 
> Changes in 0.6.1:
> 
>     * py2exe can now bundle binary extensions and dlls into the
>       library-archive or the executable itself.  This allows to
>       finally build real single-file executables.
> 
>       The bundled dlls and pyds are loaded at runtime by some special
>       code that emulates the Windows LoadLibrary function - they are
>       never unpacked to the file system.
> 
>       This part of the code is distributed under the MPL 1.1, so this
>       license is now pulled in by py2exe.
> 
>     * By default py2exe now includes the codecs module and the
>       encodings package.
> 
>     * Several other fixes.
> 
> Homepage:
> 
>     <http://www.py2exe.org>
> 
> Download from the usual location:
> 
>     <http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=15583>
> 
> Enjoy,
> Jimmy
> 
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Everyone,

Thanks for all your hard work on py2exe, it is greatly appreciated.

-Larry Bates




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