py2exe Alternatives

    py2exe is described as 'A distutils extension to create standalone Windows programs from Python scripts' and is an app in the Development category. There are six alternatives to py2exe for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is PyInstaller, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like py2exe are MSIX Packaging SDK (Free, Open Source), cx_Freeze (Free, Open Source), nuitka (Free, Open Source) and Shed Skin (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 27, 2019

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      PyInstaller is a program that freezes (packages) Python programs into stand-alone executables, under Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris and AIX.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.

      Discontinued

      bbfreeze currently does not have a maintainer. No new releases since 2014.

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