python is great

alex goretoy aleksandr.goretoy at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 22:28:11 CET 2009


>
> I use Andrea Gavana's GUI2Exe to create my binaries. He recently added
> a py2app wrapper to it. I don't have a Mac, so I haven't tested that
> part of his app. However, the py2exe portion rocks! I put in the path
> to my main Python executable, add any special 3rd party modules and it
> just works! I've written a tutorial for the py2exe part of it if
> you're interested...
>

Can you post the link to this tutorial?

If you want to save me the trouble, then I'd like to see those notes.
> If you want, I can host the notes at dotancohen.com to that they will
> be publicaly accessible.
>
Any more news on this research?

-Alex Goretoy
http://www.alexgoretoy.com
somebodywhocarez at gmail.com


On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 9:24 PM, Mike Driscoll <kyosohma at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 6, 2:24 pm, Joe Strout <j... at strout.net> wrote:
> > M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> > >> On the Mac in particular, if you want
> > >> your app to run on any PowerPC or Intel machine runing 10.4 or later,
> > >> and you're using anything not in the standard framework (such as
> > >> MySQLdb), it's a bit of a nightmare.
> >
> > > You're looking for py2app:
> >
> > >http://undefined.org/python/py2app.html
> >
> > No, I'm *using* py2app.  I've been trying to use it for a couple of
> > weeks now, with the generous help of such people as Robin Dunn, and I
> > still don't have it quite working properly.  (I'd be happy to send you
> > my notes on what was required to get as far as I've gotten, but it's
> > several pages, a bit long to post here.)
> >
> > (py2exe works a little more easily, thank goodness.)
> >
> > >> So I would say that Python as a language is great, and its standard
> > >> framework is great.  But its (many) IDEs are pretty poor, and the
> > >> process of building a polished, packaged app is abysmal.
> >
> > > It's certainly work, but that's always the case for nicely polished
> > > apps :-)
> >
> > In Python, yes.  :)  Not in all environments.
> >
> > > For packaging, you can choose from a multitude of installer builders -
> > > none of which are really Python specific.
> >
> > I'm not even talking about that level of packaging -- I'm just talking
> > about making something that appears to the user like a normal
> > executable, which they can double-click on their system and have it
> > actually run, rather than aborting with something unhelpful like "No
> > module named MySQLdb".
> >
> > >> And there are
> > >> some things (such as Flash-style web applets) that you still can't do
> at
> > >> all in Python, even after all these years.
> >
> > > You're looking for Silverlight:
> > >http://www.voidspace.org.uk/ironpython/silverlight/index.shtml
> >
> > Maybe.  I'm not a big fan of anything so Microsoftian, but I'll admit
> > that this does mostly fit the bill I described above (or has the
> > potential to, anyway).
> >
> > Thanks,
> > - Joe
>
> I use Andrea Gavana's GUI2Exe to create my binaries. He recently added
> a py2app wrapper to it. I don't have a Mac, so I haven't tested that
> part of his app. However, the py2exe portion rocks! I put in the path
> to my main Python executable, add any special 3rd party modules and it
> just works! I've written a tutorial for the py2exe part of it if
> you're interested...
>
> Mike
> --
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
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