[pygtk] Windows pygtk pack
jpe at wingware.com
Sat Nov 4 06:28:24 WST 2006
Johan Dahlin wrote:
>>> Go and see how people from Gajim did this (http://www.gajim.org/).
>> Gajim have 9mb download. It would be circa 20mb with python, pygtk and
>> so on. Too big. So I would rather create native win32 version :(
> Bittorrent did it in 4-5M when they used PyGTK, but that's using LZA
> compression and Py2exe which is quite different from a complete install of
Something to think about is how easy it will be to install your program.
IMHO, each extra thing to install will substantially cut the number
of people that will try the program out. I still haven't tried some
interesting gtk based programs because I don't want to deal with the
dependency issues and I actually know how to hack gtk on win32 ;).
My suggestion if it's a decent sized application is to be nice to your
users and include everything in one installer. I think Bittorrent had
fairly decent instructions on how to do this, although I never used them
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