Making small executive file for distribution

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 16:44:25 CEST 2008


On Sep 24, 8:17 am, Marin Brkic <mbrkic at invalid_mail.adress> wrote:
> Not commercial distribution, but an academic kind of sorts - giving
> the exe file to coleagues, so they can use it in their work. Giving
> .py file is not an option, since due to centralized computer
> maintenance, they don't (and cannot) have installed python (except the
> ones that bring their own computer at work, but those are an
> exception).
>
> As far as I know py2exe is the only option which can do such a thing
> (make exe files from scripts). Is there a way to make those exe files
> a little smaller (for a small script they easily go up to 5-10 mb).
>
> Has anyone had a situation like this ? All your inputs and suggestions
> are more then welcomed.
>
> --
> Marin

It ends up being so large because of the dlls that are needed. There
are other ways to distribute programs listed here:

http://www.freehackers.org/Packaging_a_python_program

Mike



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