Great thanks Thomas

I will download just now, but out  of curiosity:

    * py2exe can now be built from the sources with mingw32

does this imply that I  can use py2exe to build applications without having MSVC installed, or only that I  can build py2exe using mingw32 ?


Thomas Heller <>
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07/09/2004 09:25 PM

        Subject:        [Py2exe-users] py2exe 0.5.2 released

The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to comp.lang.python.announce,comp.lang.python as well.

**py2exe 0.5.2** released

py2exe is a Python distutils extension which converts python scripts
into executable windows programs, able to run without requiring a
python installation.  Console and Windows (GUI) applications, windows
NT services, exe and dll COM servers are supported.

This is a bugfix release.
   * Print a message explaining what's going on whan a service
     exe is started from the command line.

   * py2exe did build invalid version resources, they didn't show up
     correctly on Win98 at least.  Patch by Roger Upole.

   * Fix a buffer overflow in the C code.  Patch by Ralf Sieger, closes
     bug item #893310

   * py2exe now (again) has a builtin list of dlls which should never be

   * Patch sys.winver in the distributed pythonXY.dll, so that there is
     no possibility of conflicts with existing distributions and the
     registry keys found there.  Patch by Mark Hammond.

   * Fix several problems when an exception in a 'windows' exe occurs.

   * Include a workaround for unbounded recursion in modulefinder when
     Jason Jorendorff's path module is installed
     See also

   * Fix problems when package_dir is set in the setup script,

   * py2exe can now be built from the sources with mingw32

   * py2exe does now handle precompile .pyo and .pyc files (patch by
     Shane Holloway)

   * Fix a problem when the exe's directory contains single quotes

   * Register service dependencies when installing a service

   * Return an exit code of 255 from the exe when there's an uncatched
     exception running the main script.

   * Print a warning instead of failing to build with weird version numbers.
     Suggested by Cory Dodt.



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