py2app is a Python setuptools command which will allow you to make standalone application bundles and plugins from Python scripts. py2app is similar in purpose and design to py2exe for Windows.

Latest Version 0.5.3


(py2app version 0.5 2010-07-28 Ronald Oussuroren)

"easy_install-X.Y -U py2app" should install the software, where X.Y is your favorite version of Python.

There is one new feature in this release: experimental support for python 3. This basicly means that I managed to build a single application as a standalone application bundle, without much testing. Alias builds and plugin bundles almost certainly don't work (the first because alias builds use the Carbon module which isn't available in python 3, the latter because I had to rewrite the C code in the application bundles and probably have to do the same for plugin bundles).


Execute a bundled app from the commandline to see error messages:

Current repository:

Old subversion:

Original version:

Problems before 0.5

current state 0.5.2


is it really necessary to run 'python py2app' with sudo ?

it writes into /Library ?

and there still is an error that ::

is missing. There is only ::

linking main-fat3 to main-i386 ::

makes the build succeed, when using sudo ::

but the app crashes ::

_so is in the app, but not in the system (i like to keep things local)

copying into /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload, cured this.

Then it works.


Python Versions

modulegraph/ requires python>=2.6 for immutable bytes by 'b"something"'.


py.test is used for testing. modulegraph/ contains tests in maybe revert to unittest.

MacPython/py2app (last edited 2010-08-29 12:25:55 by EngelbertGruber)

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