Packaging appJar Apps
.pyw files on Windows
If you're on Windows, there is a clever way to make your python files act like executables.
If you change the file extension to be
.pyw instead of
.py then you will be able to double click the file, and launch it as a GUI application, with no terminal showing up.
Packaging with PyInstaller
The recommended way to package appJar is to use PyInstaller
If everything has been installed via pip, then you should be able to package your application with the following command:
pyinstaller -F -w demo.py
If not, then you may need to specify the path of certain libraries:
pyinstaller -F -w -p <path_to_appJar> demo.py
Setting an app Icon
To set an icon for the app, include the following option:
pyinstaller -i <path_to_icon> -F -w demo.py
To include images, include the following option:
appinstaller --add-data image.png:. -F -w demo.py
This has been tested & works under both Windows & Linux, although no success (yet) on OSX.
A lot more detail will be provided here, in a future release, on the exact process to follow to get everything built into your package.