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Tools to support converting a Python project into a standalone native application.

Project Description

Briefcase

Tools to support converting a Python project into a standalone native application.

Quickstart

In your virtualenv, install Briefcase:

$ pip install briefcase

Then, add extra options to your setup.py file to provide the app-specific properties of your app. Settings that are applicable to any app can be set under the app key; platform specific settings can be specified using a platform key:

setup(
    ...
    options={
        'app': {
            'formal_name': 'My First App',
            'bundle': 'org.example',
        },
        'macos': {
            'app_requires': [
                'toga-cocoa'
            ],
            'icon': 'icons/macos',
        },
        'ios': {
            'app_requires': [
                'toga-ios'
            ],
            'icon': 'images/ios_icon',
            'splash': 'images/ios_splash',
        },
        'android': {
            'app_requires': [
                'toga-android'
            ],
            'icon': 'images/android_icon',
            'splash': 'images/android_splash',
        },
        'tvos': {
            'app_requires': [
                'toga-ios'
            ]
        },
        'django': {
            'app_requires': [
                'toga-django'
            ]
        },
    }
)

At a minimum, you must set a formal_name key (the full, formal name for the app) and a bundle key (the bundle identifier for the author organization - usually a reverse domain name).

Alternatively, if you’re starting from scratch, you can use cookiecutter to generate a stub project with the required content:

$ pip install cookiecutter
$ cookiecutter https://github.com/pybee/briefcase-template

The icon attribute specifies the prefix of a path to a set of image files. The name specified will be appended with a number of suffixes to construct filenames for the various icon sizes needed on each platform. You should provide the following files:

  • On iOS:
    • $(icon)-180.png, a 60x60@3x image (iPhone)
    • $(icon)-167.png, an 83.5x83.5@2x image (iPad Pro)
    • $(icon)-152.png, a 76x76@2x image (iPad)
    • $(icon)-120.png, a 40x40@3x/60x60@2x image (iPad, iPhone)
    • $(icon)-87.png, a 29x29@3x image (iPad, iPhone)
    • $(icon)-80.png, a 40x40@2x image (iPad, iPhone)
    • $(icon)-76.png, a 76x76 image (iPad)
    • $(icon)-58.png, a 29x29@2x image (iPad)
    • $(icon)-40.png, a 40x40 image (iPad)
    • $(icon)-29.png, a 29x29 image (iPad)
  • On Android:
    • $(icon)-192.png, an xxxhdpi image (192x192)
    • $(icon)-144.png, an xxhdpi image (144x144)
    • $(icon)-96.png, an xhdpi image (96x96)
    • $(icon)-72.png, a hdpi image (72x72)
    • $(icon)-48.png, an mdpi image (48x48)
    • $(icon)-36.png, an ldpi image (36x36)
  • On macOS:
    • $(icon).icns, a composite ICNS file containing all the required icons.
  • On Windows:
    • $(icon).ico, a 256x256 ico file.
  • On Apple TV:
    • $(icon)-400-front.png, a 400x240 image to serve as the front layer of an app icon.
    • $(icon)-400-middle.png, a 400x240 image to serve as the middle layer of an app icon.
    • $(icon)-400-back.png, a 400x240 image to serve as the back layer of an app icon.
    • $(icon)-1280-front.png, a 1280x768 image to serve as the front layer of an app icon.
    • $(icon)-1280-middle.png, a 1280x768 image to serve as the middle layer of an app icon.
    • $(icon)-1280-back.png, a 1280x768 image to serve as the back layer of an app icon.
    • $(icon)-1920.png, a 1920x720 image for the top shelf.

If a file cannot be found, an larger icon will be substituted (if available). If a file still cannot be found, the default briefcase icon will be used.

On Apple TV, the three provided images will be used as three visual layers of a single app icon, producing a 3D effect. As an alternative to providing a -front, -middle and -back variant, you can provide a single $(icon)-(size).png, which will be used for all three layers.

The splash attribute specifies a launch image to display while the app is initially loading. It uses the same suffix approach as image icons. You should provide the following files:

  • On iOS:
    • $(splash)-2048x1536.png, a 1024x786@2x landscape image (iPad)
    • $(splash)-1536x2048.png, a 768x1024@2x portrait image (iPad)
    • $(splash)-1024x768.png, a 1024x768 landscape image (iPad)
    • $(splash)-768x1024.png, a 768x1024 landscape image (iPad)
    • $(splash)-640x1136.png, a 320x568@2x portrait image (new iPhone)
    • $(splash)-640x960.png, a 320x480@2x portrait image (old iPhone)
  • On Apple TV:
    • $(splash)-1920x1080.icns, a 1920x1080 landscape image
  • On Android:
    • $(splash)-1280×1920.png, an xxxhdpi (1280×1920) image
    • $(splash)-960×1440.png, an xxhdpi (960×1440) image
    • $(splash)-640×960.png, an xhdpi (640×960) image
    • $(splash)-480x720.png, a hdpi (480x720) image
    • $(splash)-320×480.png, an mdpi (320×480) image
    • $(splash)-240×320.png, an ldpi (240×320) image

If an image cannot be found, the default briefcase image will be used.

Then, you can invoke briefcase, using:

$ python setup.py macos

to create a macOS app; or:

$ python setup.py windows

to create an Windows app; or:

$ python setup.py linux

to create an Linux app; or:

$ python setup.py ios

to create an iOS app; or:

$ python setup.py android

to create an Android app; or:

$ python setup.py tvos

to create an tvOS app.

Documentation

Documentation for Briefcase can be found on Read The Docs.

Community

Briefcase is part of the BeeWare suite. You can talk to the community through:

We foster a welcoming and respectful community as described in our BeeWare Community Code of Conduct.

Contributing

If you experience problems with Briefcase, log them on GitHub. If you want to contribute code, please fork the code and submit a pull request.

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