packaging multiple python scripts as Windows exe file

Alex Hall mehgcap at
Mon Apr 12 18:20:09 EDT 2010

Hi all,
While my project is still suffering from major import problems, I will
soon have to try to package it as a Windows executable file. I do not
want an installer; I want the user to be able to run the program for
as long as they want, then to quit (by using a command from inside the
program) and that is it. Nothing to install, no files to copy, no
registry editing, just start and use it until done.

I know about the popular solutions for this sort of thing, but I read
that a DLL is required, and that this dll cannot be (legally)
distributed by myself? A few questions here:
1. Did I read this wrong / is this outdated? Please answer 'yes' as
this will be a real pain to deal with.

2. If I must have it but can distribute it, where should it go so my
program can find it?

3. If the user must download it for legal reasons, instead of me
giving it to them, can I just have a Python script take care of it and
put it in the same directory as the program, so the program can find
it, or do I need to register the dll with the system? If I need to
register, does this require admin login?

Thanks as always!

Have a great day,
Alex (msg sent from GMail website)
mehgcap at;

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