This is an old copy of the Python FAQ. The information here may be outdated.

Where is Freeze for Windows?

“Freeze” is a program that allows you to ship a Python program as a single stand-alone executable file. It is not a compiler; your programs don’t run any faster, but they are more easily distributable, at least to platforms with the same OS and CPU. Read the README file of the freeze program for more disclaimers.

You can use freeze on Windows, but you must download the source tree:

The freeze program is in the Tools/freeze (dead link) subdirectory of the source tree.

You need the Microsoft VC++ compiler, and you probably need to build Python. The required project files are in the PCbuild directory.

CATEGORY: windows


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