[Grok-dev] using martian with zip

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 05:34:28 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 10:45, Lacko Roman <rlacko at gratex.com> wrote:
> In general i don't (and i can't - it's commercial application) want distribute source code with my application.
> Everything should be "hidden" inside ZIP.

The fact is that storing the files in a ZIP-file is not going to make
it any more difficult to reach the pyc-files. And then you can quite
easily decompile them into python code. The value of your application
very rarely lies in the procedures. And copying your code is illegal
anyway, so people can't do that.

Anyway, it has in another discussion here been decided that supporting
pyc-file only distributions with Grok isn't likely to be supported.
Grok will (if it doens't already) only grok py-files, to avoid stale
pyc-files polluting the system.

Lennart Regebro: Zope and Plone consulting.
+33 661 58 14 64

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