PyInstaller is a program that freezes (packages) Python programs into stand-alone executables, under Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris and AIX.
- - PyInstaller is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to py2exe.
- - PyInstaller is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to py2exe.
Nuitka is a Python compiler.
It's fully compatible with Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5.
You feed it your Python app, it does a lot of clever things, and spits out an executable or extension module.
cx_Freeze is a set of scripts and modules for freezing Python scripts into executables in much the same way that py2exe and py2app do. Unlike these two tools, cx_Freeze is cross platform and should work on any platform that Python itself works on. It requires Python 2.
The MSIX Packaging SDK project is an effort to enable developers on a variety of platforms to pack and unpack packages for the purposes of distribution from either the Microsoft Store, or their own content distribution networks.
- - MSIX Packaging SDK is the most popular Android, iPhone, iPad & Android Tablet alternative to py2exe.
Shed Skin is an experimental compiler, that can translate pure, but implicitly statically typed Python (2.4-2.6) programs into optimized C++. It can generate stand-alone programs or extension modules that can be imported and used in larger Python programs.
Shed Skin Features
bbfreeze creates stand-alone executables from python scripts. It's similar in purpose to the well known py2exe for windows, py2app for OS X, PyInstaller and cx_Freeze (in fact ancient versions were based on cx_Freeze.
bbfreeze currently does not have a maintainer. No new releases since 2014.