Our new eGenix PyRun™
combines a Python interpreter with an almost complete Python standard
library into a single easy-to-use executable, that does not require a system wide installation and is fully relocatable.
eGenix PyRun's executable only needs 11MB, but still supports most Python application and scripts - and it can be further compressed to 3-4MB using upx.
Compared to a regular Python installation of typically 100MB on disk, this makes eGenix PyRun ideal for applications and scripts that need to be distributed to many target machines, client installations or customers.
It makes "installing" Python on a Unix based system as simple as copying a single file.
We have been using the product internally in our mxODBC Connect Server since 2008 with great success and have now extracted it into a stand-alone open-source product.
We provide both the source archive to build your own eGenix PyRun, as well as pre-compiled binaries for Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X, as 32- and 64-bit versions. The binaries can be downloaded manually, or you can let our automatic install script install-pyrun take care of the installation:
./install-pyrun dir and you're done.
Please see the product page for more details:
This is a new minor release of eGenix PyRun, which comes with updates to the latest Python releases and includes a number of compatibility enhancements.
Since version 1.1.0, eGenix PyRun includes a shell script called install-pyrun, which greatly simplifies installation of eGenix PyRun. It works much like the virtualenv shell script used for creating new virtual environments (except that there's nothing virtual about PyRun environments).
With the script, an eGenix PyRun installation is as simple as running:
./install-pyrun targetdirWe have enhanced this script somewhat since the last release:
Marc-André Lemburg, CEO of eGenix, gave a presentation about eGenix PyRun at EuroPython 2012 last year. The talk video as well as the slides are available on our website:
Please visit the eGenix PyRun product page for downloads, instructions on installation and documentation of the product.
For more information on eGenix PyRun, licensing and download instructions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marc-Andre Lemburg, eGenix.com