the fast, reliable localhost tunneling solution

Alpha Tests

By Bjarni RĂșnar Einarsson 2011-04-19, 19:47

This is a brief list of things we are working on right now.

A built-in static-file HTTPD

There's not much to say about this, it is bundled with the GUI and the Windows package. Current features are:

A Windows and Linux GUI

This GUI is primarily a menu and a task-bar icon. We are experimenting with PyGTK at the moment (after abandoning wxPython).

Packaging for Windows users

Windows packaging is inspired by this Portable Python and PyGTK distribution.

We have a cut-down Python 2.7.1 + PyGTK environment in about 20MB, (8MB zipped) which is capable of running a full-featured PageKite, including the HTTPD and GUI.

A prerequisite is the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86).

Experimental builds can be downloaded from Bjarni's PageKite, when it is flying.

Note that these builds will do nothing except crash unless you drop a valid pagekite.cfg in the pyapp folder after unzipping. Run the clauncher.exe to see console output, launcher.exe if things are working and you just want the taskbar icon.


  1. Klipus said on 2015-07-15, 09:44
    Tkinter is the best solution for cross-platform UI.

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