[PyQt] How to deploy PyQt Applications for Mac users

Adam Tenderholt atenderholt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 17:07:20 BST 2008

Hi Sven,

In the past I've used py2app. If I remember correctly, it's pretty
straightforward. Just make sure you have everything (Python, Qt, SIP,
PyQt, etc.) compiled as universal binaries (i386 and ppc).


On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 7:50 AM, Sven Grunewaldt <strayer at olle-orks.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm currently fiddling around with PyQt and it seems that I finally found a
> programming language and graphical library that I like.
> I already created some small tools and it seems I get some base knowledge,
> so far so good ;)
> Now I faced a first problem... how to deploy a PyQt Application to MacOS  X
> users?
> On windows and linux I can use pyinstaller to create "binary" packages that
> can be run without any installation procedures, but it seems that there is
> no such thing on MacOS...
> And well, telling my friends to compile SIP and PyQt4 who don't even know
> what "make" is, is no real solution. At least from my point of view. ;)
> Furthermore this just takes way to long for a tiny application that will be
> started one or two times per month...
> Is there any way to create binary packages for MacOS?
> Regards,
> Sven Grunewaldt
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