[Twisted-Python] delivering application

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Oct 23 12:11:54 EDT 2003

On Oct 23, 2003, at 10:59 AM, Yun Mao wrote:

> Hi, suppose I have a software with GPL license, written in Python and 
> used
> twisted. I want to distribute the software to a couple of people for 
> test,
> and usually they don't have twisted installed. Is it leagal for me to 
> make
> a package with twisted in?  ( a little stupid question ;) It's a little
> hard for me to let them install separately because I slightly modified
> twisted source.

What did you modify?  Chances are, it might be something we would like 
to support in future versions of Twisted or it may be a case where 
there is another way that does not require modification of Twisted that 
we could recommend to you.

> Another concern is that twisted is becoming larger and larger. I 
> actually
> only use very little of them (mainly in twisted.internet and
> twisted.python). Is there an easy way to make a small package? Thanks!

It's theoretically possible, but it's neither easy nor supported.  
Twisted is only about 4 megs uncompressed, so it's likely to be far 
smaller than that through gzip or bzip2.
 >>> import os, stat, operator
 >>> size = reduce(operator.add, [os.stat(f.strip())[stat.ST_SIZE] for f 
in os.popen('find . -name "*.py"')])
 >>> print size / (2.**20)


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