[Pythonmac-SIG] Bundlebuilder--why remove it?

Kevin Walzer kw at codebykevin.com
Thu Dec 10 15:46:28 CET 2009

On 12/10/09 2:02 AM, Ronald Oussoren wrote:

>> and I suppose quad architecture support -- Kevin, isn't that your show-stopper?
> Quad architecture is pretty low on my list, I have the files from Kevin to reproduce the issue but little time to work on py2app.

Indeed, quad architecture is my biggest concern. Given the constraints 
on Ronald's time, which I understand, I've found bundlebuilder to be the 
best solution for my apps.

I've done a bit more digging into the other alternatives. bbfreeze seems 
to be an an alpha state at the moment--as Chris said, it appears the 
developer of that tool is looking for a Mac developer to help and hasn't 
found that yet. pyinstaller seems to be farther along, it can actually 
produce Mac bundles, but it doesn't yet (AFAIK) produce universal 
binaries. It also seems to have some weird bugs with window focus and 
launching new instances of Python with a generic icon--at least, this 
has been reported on their mailing list WRT wxPython apps. So it doesn't 
seem ready for prime time yet either.


Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevin

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