Distributed computing & sending the interpreter

Jeremy Cowles jeremy.cowles at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 01:07:41 CEST 2009

Hi all,
I'm working on a distributed computing project (PyMW and BOINC) where we are
sending Python scripts to client machines. Currently, we make two very
unlikely assumptions: that Python 2.5 is installed and that the interpreter
is available on the PATH.

We are looking at our options to remove this assumption and the two most
likely are redistributing the entire Python installation (for each supported
platform) and embedding the interpreter in a custom executable and sending
select parts of the standard library with it (to reduce size).

It seems like we would have to pre-compile for each different platform,
which is a pain and sending the entire installation could be tricky.

I am looking for alternatives, comments and suggestions. Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

Also, please let me know if there is a better list to post this question to;
would the python-dev list be appropriate?

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