[PyQt] Windows/OS X installers for PyQt4 apps

Giovanni Bajo rasky at develer.com
Sat Feb 7 10:24:15 GMT 2009

On sab, 2009-02-07 at 10:58 +0100, stan wrote:
> At least for windows,  code developed in Gentoo/Ubuntu/Python-2.5/ Qt/PyQt4 is 
> very efficiently converted to self contained .exe's with pyinstaller and 
> seems a little faster executing (smaller loading time) than py2exe. 
>  I prefer pyinstaller a little for the moment, as it seemed clearer and runs 
> well.  A simple howto with other quirks discussed and proper howto code 
> that works out of the box (change to your program name, location...) is at 
> http://bytes.com/topic/python/insights/579554-simple-guide-using-pyinstaller
> which ran out of the box first time on a 2200 line Python QT application (it 
> turned into a 9MB single compressed .exe) 
> Not very technical, but this video shows the pyinstaller process quite clearly 
> http://showmedo.com/videos/video?name=pythonHollandPyInstaller_german
> Don't know about OS X, but people seem to have success with py2app

PyInstaller SVN trunk is able to package PyQt applications under Mac as
well, though it doesn't build a bundle yet (.app). Work is in progress
as we speak.
Giovanni Bajo
Develer S.r.l.

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