cross platform distribution

vpr mvanaswegen at
Fri Sep 4 15:24:21 CEST 2009

On Sep 4, 3:19 pm, Philip Semanchuk <phi... at> wrote:
> On Sep 4, 2009, at 4:44 AM, vpr wrote:
> > Hi All
> > After a couple of experiments, searching around and reading Steve
> > Holden's lament about bundling and ship python code, I thought I'd
> > direct this to to the group. I'm using Python 2.6 btw.
> > I've build a commercial application that I'd like to bundle and ship.
> > I'd like to protect some of my IP and the py2exe and cx_freeze builds
> > provide good enough protection for me.
> > I'd like to provide a build for windows and a build for linux. Windows
> > ironically has been easier to target and py2exe has given me a nice
> > build that I can ship between XP, Vista & Server on both 32 and 64
> > bit.
> > On linux I've build a build using cx_freeze which works well except
> > it's not really portable betweem distributions.
> > I've also been thinking about distributing bytcode versions but things
> > get tricky quickly.
> > Can anywone give me some pointers?
> I don't know how much "critical" code you have, but you might want to  
> look at Cython which will translate your Python into C with little  
> change to your Python source. Of course, compiled C code can still be  
> disassembled, but it's harder than Python bytecode.
> P

Hi Peter

Sounds like a plan, how portable will that be between Linux systems?
Won't I run into some GLIBC problems?
Can you force it to statically link the binary?


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