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'Strap

A utility library and script for building self contained bootstraps.

What / Why

Strap provides a simple way to create a simple style installer for one or more python packages that does not require network access or any dependency other than python itself.

Some problems 'Strap addresses:

* Installation of software with bad or intermittent network access.

* Insuring a know good working set of packages

* Simply setting up a virtualenv with all necessary software
  installed.

The ergonomics of use are similar to Java war and jar files with a couple important differences. First, a strap creates a sandbox for code execution (a virtualenv). Second, all code is installed via pip vs. run from precompiled byte code.