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Show HN: Hubstore – Showcase your Python desktop applications (github.com/pyrustic)
3 points by alexrustic 89 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

Hi HN !

Twelve days ago, I showcased: Hubstore – My contribution to how we distribute and manage FOSS apps [1].

Hubstore is a lightweight software that lets you download, install, manage, and run Python desktop applications. I have built Pyrustic [2] (warmly welcomed months ago on HN [3]) to help develop Python desktop applications.

Pyrustic is still a work in progress, but I also want end-users (even people with no programming experience) to easily consume the work of a Python programmer (Pyrustic based work or not). By work, I mean desktop applications of course.

I got some interesting feedback [4] on Hubstore (and Pyrustic too) and so here I am again to show a major Hubstore update.

Hubstore now consumes applications built with the Python standard packaging format Wheel [5] instead of reinventing the wheel [6]. Many pre-existing Python projects are de facto Hubstore-compatible.

Pyrustic has also had changes and can now produce wheels. I will do another Show HN specifically for Pyrustic after improving its documentation and README.

I look forward to reading your comments [7], questions etc. Thanks for your feedback. Genuinely appreciated.

[1] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26008018

[2] https://github.com/pyrustic/pyrustic

[3] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23930255

[4] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26010024

[5] https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0427/

[6] https://xkcd.com/927/

[7] http://sl4.org/crocker.html

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