How to create portable python application, or how to convert python to exe (sort of :)
It's not py2exe, but it works :)
-Short version: Download Python(3). Install minimum installation. Copy script to Python dir, and start it using *.bat file.
-Download Python version 3 or above from http://www.python.org/download/
You need something like 'Windows x86 MSI Installer (3.2.3) (sig)'
Here is the current link: http://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.2.3/python-3.2.3.msi
From this page: http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.2.3/
-double click installer after download is finished.
-choose 'install just for me'. Although it would probably work for 'install for all users' too.
-leave 'C:\python32' as destination
-set 'python' to 'will be installed on local hard drive'
-set 'entire feature will be unavailable' for:
-copy 'c:\Python32' folder to 'c:\temp' folder. You will have c:\temp\Python32\python.exe ... now.
-you can unistall python using 'control panel\add remove programs' if you wish.
-create hello.py in 'c:\temp\Python32' dir.
-Add this text in hello.py: print ("hello")
-create startmyprogram.bat in 'c:\temp\Python32' dir
-Add this text in startmyprogram.bat: (don't add --- lines)
--text starts here---
--text ends here---
-To start the program, double click on startmyprogram.bat.
-when you need to move your program, zip the whole 'python32' dir.
-if you use 7zip it will be about 4MB. In zip/winzip format it will be about 6MB.
-you can add
cd /D "%~dp0"
at the beginning of the bat file, if you have to change to the program dir, too.
-you can rename python32 dir to something else, if you wish.
(-if you need tkinter, you can set 'will be installed on local hard drive' for it during installation. It's about 10MB more.)