Bob Ippolito (@etrepum) on Haskell, Python, Erlang, JavaScript, etc.

py2app development continues


I've done a bunch of work on py2app the past couple days. It's probably in a state where it could be used for a legitimate project, but I'm not going to provide any real support it yet. If you do play with it, you will need to also check out the latest macholib.

New stuff:

  • dylib dependency hunting and rewriting
  • standalone (for non-vendor python builds)
  • data resources
  • icon
  • template plist file, plistlib.Plist, or dict
  • alias build mode (similar to but better than bundlebuilder --symlink)
  • can avoid modulefinder (when using alias build mode)
  • Python 2.4 support
  • dylib/framework includes
  • semi-standalone option when using non-system Python
  • argv emulation
  • chdir to Resources folder (or not)

Still missing:

  • Non-zip distribution mode
  • Plugins (preference panes, etc.)
  • Including full packages
  • Still haven't tried anything non-trivial
  • dylib/framework excludes
  • baked-in "recipes" for common problematic packages (PIL, for example)
  • a couple minor bundlebuilder options (creator, bundle-id, strip)