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Re: [pygame] Compilation

I gave the link because it both shows you how to do it and gave the links. Even though you can't use Install Creator on Mac, the first part of actually compiling the code to the .exe gets you half way there. All you would need to do now is just a Google search for "Mac OSX Installation Creation Tool" or something similar

-----Original Message----- From: Julian Marchant
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 6:37 PM
To: pygame-users@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [pygame] Compilation

The link you gave just gives instructions on how to use a combination of cx_Freeze (which is great, by the way, I recommend it) and Install Creator. Note that only cx_Freeze can be actually useful to someone running Mac OS X, as Install Creator is Windows-only.

--- On Fri, 2/17/12, Andrew Godfroy <killerrin@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Andrew Godfroy <killerrin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [pygame] Compilation
To: pygame-users@xxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, February 17, 2012, 10:41 PM
Hey, Try this: http://cs.simpson.edu/?q=make_an_installer_for_your_python_program

I use it for all my programs when ready for distribution.
What it does it converts your .Py to an exe file which can
be run like any normal program. Its the only Compilation/Exe
creation program that I have found that is still being

-----Original Message----- From: Zack Baker
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 4:44 PM
To: pygame-users@xxxxxxxx
Cc: pygame-users@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [pygame] Compilation

So could you just resend an email with the command exactly
how it would as oppear because that looks a littled funky.
Let's assume that the game is called helloworld.py  and
put it in the trunk folder or wherever. Thank you!


On Feb 17, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Sam Bull <sam.hacking@xxxxxxxx>

> On Thu, 2012-02-16 at 18:52 -0700, Ian Mallett wrote:
>> I am unaware of any other binary distribution
techniques for Python on
>> Mac other than py2app.
> [Sent from wrong address, so re-posting]
> Pyinstaller? It claims to be cross-platform. It's also
the only one that
> I've managed to get working without much hassle. I've
only tested it on
> Linux myself though.
> To create a frozen binary on my system, all I need to
run is:
> python ~/.pyinstaller-1.5.1/pyinstaller.py --onefile -o
> trunk/pacman.py
> That's with pyinstaller installed in a hidden folder in
my home
> directory. The -o argument is the output directory. So
this compiles my
> game located at "trunk/pacman.py" into a single binary,
saving it into
> the "pyinstaller" folder.
> I've not managed to have any success with alternatives
like py2app or
> py2exe.
> Oh, and one caveat, the exit() function doesn't work
with Pyinstaller,
> use sys.exit() instead.
> -- Sam Bull <sambull.org>
> PGP: 9626CE2B