I run linux, (switching distributions often) and am stuck with a distribution problem: How do I distribute python apps for windows, from a linux box.
Right now I'm stuck with these options:
- Distribute something like PortablePython that is 45mb.
- Remove linux off my pc and install windows. (Yeah, right.)
- Have the user(s) download and install Python, wxPython, and PyGame.
- Have someone else with a windows pc package my scripts for me. (I'd add you in the credits, should you help)
I can't find any other ways of distributing my scripts from a linux box to Windows. (and maybe Macs, I don't know... Macs usually have Python preinstalled, right?)
It's not really a pressing issue, but I'm launching my own blog and I want anyone who reads my blog to be able to run my utilities/apps without *needing* to download a bunch of junk.
Of course, I'm going to state that downloading Python/wxPython/PyGame is the recommended way to run it, but if they're just running one or two of my apps, I'd like to be able to provide a standalone app.
Any ideas? Or possibly would someone give me a hand and use something like py2exe on my scripts for me? (I tried WINE, but it failed horribly) I'd only update the standalone on major version updates, e.g. if I update from 2.2 to 2.3, I wouldn't rebuild the standalone, but if I update from 2.2 to 3.0 (or probably 3.1, to catch bugs from 3.0), I'd want to rebuild.
This post has been edited by LinuxFan: 05 January 2011 - 05:28 PM