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py2exe
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A distutils extension to create standalone Windows programs from Python code

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py2exe for Python 3

py2exe
is a distutils extension which allows to build standalone Windows executable programs (32-bit and 64-bit) from Python scripts. Python versions included in the official development cycle are supported (from 3.6 to 3.9 included).
py2exe
can build console executables and windows (GUI) executables. Building windows services, and DLL/EXE COM servers might work but it is not actively supported.

Development of

py2exe
is hosted here: https://github.com/py2exe/py2exe.

Changes

Detailed changelog is published on GitHub.

Version 0.10.2.0: - New module finder with support for implicit namespace packages (PEP 420). -

DLLFinder
automatically excludes VC++ redist and Windows CRT DLLs from bundles. - Several fixes for bundling software with
bundle_files<=2
(only the standard library is supported, other dependencies may or may not work). - New hooks for
pycryptodome
and
shapely
.

Version 0.10.1.0: - Add support for Python 3.9. - Drop support for Python 3.5. - New hooks for

urllib3
and
pandas
.

Version 0.10.0.2 (from versions 0.9.x): - Introduce compatibility with Python 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8. - Drop compatibility with Python 3.4 and earlier. - New or updated hooks for

certifi
,
numpy
,
tkinter
,
socket
,
ssl
, and
six
. -
build_exe
: the
zipfile=None
option has been removed. -
runtime
: the Python interpreter DLL is no longer altered before being inserted in the executable bundle. - Several bugfixes, better error messages.

Installation

pip install py2exe

Using a setup-script

Documentation about the setup-script and other usage tips are in the wiki pages at http://www.py2exe.org.

Using the builder

The

build_exe
CLI is not actively supported at the moment. Users are encouraged to create their own
setup.py
files. Documentation on how to use the CLI can be found here.

Known issues

  • The option
    bundle_files=0
    is incompatible with
    ssl
    .
  • Building isapi extensions is not supported.
  • High-level methods or hooks to embed Qt plugins in the bundle (needed by PySide2/PyQt5) are missing.

Credits

Further informations about the original development of

py2exe
and other usage guidelines can be found in the original README.

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