In the book
Basic concepts and first steps
Starting from the very basics of packaging a Python application with examples in PyQt6, Tkinter, wxPython, PySimpleGUI and Kivy. Learn how to customize your application name and add Window icons.
Learn how to Bundle data files
Include data files with your app, from icons to anything else. Learn how to work with relative paths and ensure your apps work on all platforms.
Package 3rd party modules
Learn how to customize packaging for your apps requirements. Including popular 3rd party modules.
Learn how to troubleshoot builds with includes and excludes.
Build native installers on Windows, macOS and Linux
Create platform-native installers on Windows, macOS and Linux, including InstallForge EXE setup, macOS Disk Images and Linux deb packaging.
Includes scriptable examples for Linux and macOS to automate your builds.
Application security with Code signing
First published over 5 years ago Create GUI Applications has been regularly improved and extended following reader feedback. Now at over 750 pages, you benefit from the combined experience of thousands of readers.
Buying the book gives you access to all future updates.
Every chapter comes with complete, runnable code examples.
Table of Contents
- Getting Started with PyInstaller p2-20
- What is PyInstaller?
- Installing PyInstaller
- Packaging My first app
- Tweaking your build p21-85
- Naming your application
- Application Icons
- Working with Relative paths
- Data files & Resources
- Bundling data folders
- Hidden imports, Excludes & Binaries
- Building Installers p86-113
- Creating Windows Installers (InstallForge)
- Creating macOS Disk Images
- Creating Linux Packages with fpm
- Signing Executables p114-119
- Signing Windows Executables (signtool)
- Signing macOS Application Bundles
- Advanced Packaging p120-150
- Better Relative Paths
- Detecting the Current Platform
- Working with command-line arguments
- Optimizing Packages
- PyInstaller Hooks
- Troubleshooting p151-162
- Build doesn't complete
- Built application doesn't run
Includes working examples in PyQt6, PySide2, PySide6, PyQt5, Tkinter, PySimpleGUI, wxPython and Kivy
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