# Wednesday, May 30, 2018¶

During the last days I continued to work on #2391. Gerd convinced me that the most realistic method is to set up myself a Windows machine with the development environment and cx_freeze.

TIL: The setup_info.py needs to be loaded using exec only from the setup.py file. The main package’s __init__.py file must not do this because the file won’t be there when the script has been built with cx_freeze. Instead of saying:

from eidreader import SETUP_INFO


we can say:

from eidreader.setup_info import SETUP_INFO