Making small executive file for distribution

Larry Bates larry.bates at
Thu Sep 25 04:23:28 CEST 2008

Marin Brkic 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

Times have changed, 5-10Mb is REALLY small.  Flash drives hold 4000-8000Mb
for less than $20 and standard hard drives are now 500Gb.  IMHO you are 
concerned about a problem that doesn't actually exist.


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