Packaging

A Python article about Packaging. It may be related to bdist, PyPI, easy_install, pip, distribute or something similar.

PyInstaller – How to Turn Your Python Code into an Exe on Windows

You have just created an awesome new application. Maybe it’s a game or maybe it’s an image viewer. Whatever your application is, you want to share it with your friend or a family member. However, you know they won’t know how to install Python or any of the dependencies. What do you do? You need …

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wxPython: Updating Your Application with Esky

Today we’re going to learn about one of wxPython’s newer features: wx.lib.softwareupdate. It was actually added a couple of years ago. What this allows you to do is add update abilities to your software. As far as I can tell, this mixin only allows prompted updates, not silent updates. Getting Started It’s built into wxPython …

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Python 101: pip – a replacement for easy_install

Pip Installs Python or pip is a tool for installing and managing Python packages, many of which are on the Python Package Index (PyPI). It is a replacement of easy_install. In this article, we’ll spend a little time trying out pip to see how it works and how it might help us in our Python …

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Python 101: easy_install or how to create eggs

Today we’re going to take a look at the controversial easy_install method of installing Python modules and packages. We will also learn how to create our own *.egg files. You will need to go get the SetupTools package to follow along. This package doesn’t support Python 3.x so if you need that, see pip or …

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