The latest release of py2exe, namely py2exe 0.6.1 allows to create single executables on Windows. This is an improvement over the earlier versions which used to create a host of files around the main executable. I think the new feature is a welcome one, especially for a project like HarvestMan which has a number of dependencies. If you try to create an executable for HarvestMan with existing versions
of py2exe, you get quite a lot of .pyd files which are well, a bit confusing.
I am looking forward to create standalone executables for HarvestMan using the latest py2exe and provide downloads for them. I think this should boost the popularity of HarvestMan, since many Windows users I know could not be bothered with going through all the steps to install a pure Python package such as HarvestMan. Downloading and installing a single file executable is much easier.
Expect win32 downloads of HarvestMan soon. Three cheers to py2exe and Thomas Heller.