#245 Python packaging landscape in 2020


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Python is growing incredibly quickly and has found its place in many facets of the developer and computational space. But one area that is still shaky and uncertain is packaging and shipping software to users.
I'm not talking about building reusable libraries and hosting them on PyPI. I'm talking about shipping executable software to non-developers.
Take a moment to stop and think about what ways you would send an end-user a program built with Python that they can simply run. It's a bit of a mixed bag, isn't it?
On this episode, we welcome back Cristian Medina to run through the state if Python packaging.
Links from the show
Cris on Twitter: @tryexceptpass
tryexceptpass: tryexceptpass.org
Russel Keith-Magee keynote & black swans: youtube.com
4 Attempts at Packaging Python as an Executable article: tryexceptpass.org
Official Python Docker image: hub.docker.com
Docker: docker.com
Vagrant: vagrantup.com
PyInstaller: pyinstaller.org
Briefcase: beeware.org
Pex: github.com
Shiv: github.com
pipx: pypi.org/project/pipx
PyOxidixer: gregoryszorc.com
Nuitka: nuitka.net
Cython: cython.org
Flatpak: flatpak.org
Snapcraft: snapcraft.io

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