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Packaging advice...what's the latest?



  • Hi all. We're considering doing a port of a desktop app we've done in AIR/Flex to Qt for Python. An exciting prospect, except for the packaging process which still seems a bit murky.

    There are six different approaches noted on the "deployment" page for Qt for Python. I've experimented in the past with fbs, which worked reasonably well.

    Many thanks for any thoughts from the trenches on the latest, best, most efficient approach for packaging Qt for Python-based desktop apps for Windows and MacOS...



  • Hi @Daniel-McQ ,

    I have successfully used PyInstaller to convert my PyQt/PySide applications into an executable file or package folder for windows systems. You can find a comprehensive tutorial at: https://www.mfitzp.com/tutorials/packaging-pyqt5-pyside2-applications-windows-pyinstaller/

    It's also MAC OS compatible but I've never done it.

    Regards


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