View Full Version : [python] Distributing scripts to Windows users

October 8th, 2011, 05:24 PM
I'm programming a none-GUI Python script on my Ubuntu box for a none-savvy Windows user. Assuming they don't already have Python installed and will not be familiar with terminal/command prompts, how can I "dumb-down" the installation process? Is it possible to make my Python script launch via a desktop icon? The script is pretty much automatic once started but will require the user to enter a username and password before continuing.

Should I create a simple GUI to make the script easier to use? If so, which graphical library would be most suitable?

Thank you in advance...

October 8th, 2011, 06:00 PM
OK, Google suggests py2exe might be what I want, however it seems that I'll need to boot Windows to run it. Is there any way to create a Windows compatible installation from Ubuntu? Or maybe a stand-alone app?