Creating an application for Linux
kyosohma at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 17:44:26 CET 2009
On Jan 1, 7:47 am, lkcl <luke.leigh... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 31 2008, 9:54 pm, Mike Driscoll <kyoso... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Dec 31, 3:36 pm,lkcl<luke.leigh... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > hiya mike: where do i know you from? i've heard your name somewhere
> > > and for the life of me can't remember where! anyway... onwards.
> > I don't know...while your username looks vaguely familiar, I don't
> > think I've communicated with you recently. I spend most of my time on
> > the wxPython list now...
> i think it might be from my old school - i could be confusing you
> someone, though - "gary driscoll", perhaps? anyway, never mind :)
> > > testing: you should really use a debootstrap absolute "basic"
> > > environment (set up a chroot, or a virtual KVM or other virtual PC,
> > > qemu, whatever, or even a real machine) do NOT do a "full" install of
> > > ubuntu, do an absolute minimalist install (netbook, businesscard,
> > > whatever).
> > I thought the general practice was to test on the closest software/
> > hardware combo that your application was most likely to run on.
> that you should do as well :) you should be able to either upgrade
> the bare-bones version using "tasksel install desktop" or just...
> what-the-heck, install on a vanilla combo.
> archive.ubuntu.com appears offline at the moment - maybe it'll be
> back later. i recommend you go for the mini.iso
Ok...thanks for the info!
> > I have
> > heard of doing testing on the lowest common denominator before though.
> > Unfortunately, I don't have time to set up a bare-bones VM since we're
> > closing soon, but I may give this a go on Friday and report back.
> ok - the issue that you will face if you _don't_ do a LCD test is
> should ubuntu get upgraded, and one of the packages that _used_ to
> in a dependency [that you missed] no longer does so...
I see. I had hoped that there was a way to create a frozen application
like I do with py2exe on Windows so I wouldn't have to worry about a
Linux upgrade breaking my application. I've been told that PyInstaller
might do the trick too. Either way, I'll post the solution that works
Happy New Year!
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