Distribution of Python Scripts

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Nov 19 03:55:49 CET 2010


On 11/18/2010 11:48 AM, tazz_ben wrote:
> Hi Folks -
> 
> I'm an experienced programmer, but this is my first app with python,
> so I apologize for any stupidity on my part.  So  I've written/still
> working on a command line tool written in Python.  It talks to a web
> service, so there really isn't anything in it that is dependent on a
> particular os.  My goal is to distribute the script as a tool to my
> users so they can use it (they are on multiple platforms), the vast
> majority are not programmers.
> 
> So, I'm looking for a way to distribute the app that takes care of
> details like them having python installed, or having an older version
> etc.  From reading some docs it sounds like "Squeeze" did exactly this
> back in the day, but it is ancient and I'm writing in 2.7.   Just to
> be clear I could care less if they see the source code, my goal is all
> around ease of use.  I would love to have one distribution file for
> all platforms, but I can live  with making three if that's the only
> option.
> 
> So, what's my options.

The only one I could find was cxFreeze:

  http://cx-freeze.sourceforge.net/

regards
 Steve
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