Distributing Your Application¶
Once your application works properly, you can create a distribution from it by using the
setup.py sdist command.
The following commands assume your current working directory contains the
tutorial package and the
$VENV/bin/python setup.py sdist
%VENV%\Scripts\python setup.py sdist
The output of such a command will be something like:
running sdist # more output creating dist Creating tar archive removing 'tutorial-0.0' (and everything under it)
This command creates a subdirectory named
Inside that is a tarball named
tutorial-0.0.tar.gz, which is the distribution of your application.
You can send this file to your friends to show them your cool new application.
They should be able to install it by pointing the
pip install command directly at it.
Or you can upload it to PyPI and share it with the rest of the world, where it can be downloaded via
pip install remotely like any other package people download from PyPI.