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Author Topic: Where do I find py2exe documentation/tutorials?  (Read 5113 times)

alivingspirit

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Where do I find py2exe documentation/tutorials?
« on: December 31, 2008, 01:10:37 PM »
This is something that has already caused me many hours of distress. The main website does not tell you how to do anything beyond the basics. It is surprising that there aren't more tools in this area. I for one, am frustrated.

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Re: Where do I find py2exe documentation/tutorials?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 01:34:36 PM »
If I would have known it would be this hard for me to distribute python code I never would have started learning it.

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Re: Where do I find py2exe documentation/tutorials?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 03:40:00 PM »
Here are a couple of useful links from stackoverflow:

Deploying python applications
Creating py2exe executables

Here's a link to a message relating to why python applications aren't great for distributing non-open source desktop applications:

Protecting python code

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Re: Where do I find py2exe documentation/tutorials?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 03:13:27 AM »
Yes I have seen these. See how its all really vague, as if they expect you already know how to use it? How am I supposed to know there are those options if there is no documentation?!

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Re: Where do I find py2exe documentation/tutorials?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009, 01:56:21 PM »
Yep, the py2exe documentation is pretty poor.

There's also pyInstaller, which seems to have better documentation.

Can't say I've ever tried to use it though...

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Re: Where do I find py2exe documentation/tutorials?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 12:25:10 PM »
pyInstaller is not really being maintained anymore. The latest version still only supports python version 1.5 - 2.4 .