[Tutor] Small GUI toolkit and executable creators
alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Sat Feb 5 01:24:21 CET 2005
> I'm writing an application that will distributed by download and
> to be as small as possible. The target platform is Windows.
In that case distribute Python source not executables!
Or write in assembler...
> For the GUI toolkit, I am looking at wxPython and tkinter. For a
> application with only 4 working forms, which can be expected to
> the smaller programs?
Sorry no idea on that one, any responses will be interesting.
> To create executables, I'm looking at using
> py2exe - http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/py2exe/
> Installer -
Both will make your programs much bigger and, worse still,
if you distribute updates each version with replicate the
Python engine, better to do a two part downloiad IMHO
- the python core then your programs as source(or compiled
Basically using Python for small downloads is probably not the
best approach! But the really small sizes are much more effort
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