Re: Compiling Python Programs for Windows Use

There is a way to specifically tell py2exe to ignore files etc., but don't have an example here on this machine at the moment, but anyway - this was an issue ran into when trying to build executables for the one sound library, but turns out that one only runs on windows 32 bit machines anyway, so have pretty much given up on using it, and that's why don't have it, or it's setup script on this 64 bit machine.


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Jacob Kruger
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike" <foxwarrior09@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: Compiling Python Programs for Windows Use


Tyler, yes I tried importing py2exe and got the error that you receive when a module is not available. For those inquiring about Py2exe in the first place, honestly I would not worry about it unless you build an app that you are serious about distributing. On the other hand, if the app only uses modules from Python's standard library, it is easy enough to ask your users to just install the Python interpreter and run the source. It makes the app more open source, easier to port to other platforms without having to rebuild another binary, and easy enough to modify the source. Asking my friend to install Python was the approach I took when I wrote her a temperature conversion app that she requested. I just told her to double click the .py file to run it. Of course, yes this approach depends on the number of dependencies that your app uses. In some cases, I would agree with using Py2Exe if the app is huge or if it uses a lot of nonstandard libraries.

-----Original Message----- From: Littlefield, Tyler
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 9:04 AM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Compiling Python Programs for Windows Use

Seems I was wrong about py2exe coming with Python, sorry about that. But
yeah, I'm pretty sure you can download the redistributables.
On 9/12/2011 10:40 PM, Katherine Moss wrote:
Well that's kind of annoying because Can't you just move those redistributables?

-----Original Message-----
From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jacob Kruger
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:34 AM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Compiling Python Programs for Windows Use

I've started playing around with it, and you just need to get the right versions, etc. etc., and have a look at the tutorial material relating to the setup.py scripts, etc.

Only thing haven't really done with it thus far is try out too many target versions of windows to see where it will all run, and the one other thing is it seems to want you to also have something like VS.Net 2008 installed to get copies of the C++ runtime libraries included in outgoing dist folder, but anyway.

http://www.py2exe.org/index.cgi/Tutorial

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich De Steno"<ironrock@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To:<programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 2:48 AM
Subject: Compiling Python Programs for Windows Use


I am just getting into Python. I have read that to compile a program for distribution, for Windows use you can use a compiler called Py2exe. First,
is this the best way to compile a Python program?  Second, is easily
downloaded from a particular web site?  I cannot get Source Forge to
download it.  If there is abetter way to compile, please let me know.
Thanks.


Rich De Steno

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