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Create standalone executables from Python scripts

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cx_Freeze creates standalone executables from Python scripts, with the same performance, is cross-platform and should work on any platform that Python itself works on.


In a virtual environment, install by issuing the command:

pip install --upgrade cx_Freeze

To install the latest development build:

pip install --pre --extra-index-url cx_Freeze

Please check the installation for more information and how to install in others environment such as pipenv, conda-forge, etc.


Documentation Status

The official documentation is available here.

If you need help you can also ask on the discussion channel.

Highlights of Version 6.11:

  • Binary wheels for manylinux and macOS (including Apple Silicon)
  • Complete integration to use setuptools instead of distutils
  • More code modernization
  • Bug fixes and improvements

Highlights of Version 6.2 up to 6.10:

  • Support Application Manifests in Windows: manifest and uac-admin
  • New dependency resolver on Windows
  • Support for pathlib.Path
  • New or improved hooks, with emphasis on matplotlib, numpy, PyQt5 and PySide2
  • New ModuleFinder engine uses importlib.machinery
  • Refactored Freezer
  • New support for package metadata improving Module and new DitributionCache
  • Enhanced support for Python 3.8 and Python 3.9, including MSYS2 and Anaconda distributions
  • Improvements for multiprocessing
  • Optimizations in detection and distribution of libraries
  • Integrated to setuptools and importlib-metadata
  • Code modernization
  • Various bug fixes.



cx_Freeze uses a license derived from the Python Software Foundation License. You can read the cx_Freeze license in the documentation or in the source repository.

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