[PythonCE] packaging app into cab's

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Jun 11 21:12:01 CEST 2009

Give me a few minutes to find it but I wrote some scripts to make this
easier. The basics I have a python app with gui that lets you pick
whatever files you want, then builds the ini for the pocket pc sdk cab
builder(from microsoft), builds a cab. Then you take that cab and modify
an NSIS script that already references a pythonce install and add the
cab to the list of things to install, this uses activesync to detect if
it's already installed and if the version has changed.


Jared Forsyth wrote:
> unfortunately there aren't any packages that specifically package pythonce
> along side -- the best you can do (which is what i do) is just provide a
> link to the pythonce cab -- that way they won't need to install pythonce
> more than once if they want more than one of your packages.
> jared
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 4:00 AM, David Goncalves <david-pyceml at lestat.st>wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  I've been playing around with pythonce on my windows mobile phone and am
>>> very impressed by it. I was wondering if anyone can point me to some good
>>> resources for packaging pythonce and my application into one installable
>>> cab.
>> If you are using Linux you can use the 'pocketpc-cab' package that contains
>> tools for creating CAB files.
>> If you are using Windows system you can look at 'WinCECabManager'
>> (shareware) that
>> does the same thing (with a gui).
>> Hope that helps.
>> Regards.

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