[Pythonmac-SIG] MacPython for Panther
mwh at python.net
Mon Aug 11 15:36:13 EDT 2003
Lance E Sloan <lsloan at umich.edu> writes:
> --On Friday, August 8, 2003 20:43 +0200 Ronald Oussoren
> <oussoren at cistron.nl> wrote:
>> Apple doesn't include the GUI frontends (e.g. the IDE and Package
>> Manager). IIRC Jack already stated that he wants to do a MacPython for
>> Panther that contains only the bits that are not included by Apple.
> I hope that future versions of MacPython, released with Panther in
> mind, will be available as both "tools only" and "kitchen sink"
That was the impression I got.
> I think most developers will need only the "tools only" package.
> There might be some that would want the "kitchen sink" package that
> includes the Python interpreter and supporting files that Apple
> would normally include with Panther. For exmaple, to get a newer
> (or older) version, or to fix a broken installation.
> I agree with Mr. Berkowitz' desire to make as few changes to his
> development system as possible, in order to keep it similar to that of
> users of his software. I hope that the MacPython releases will
> eventually be needed by developers only. I wonder, though, if
> developers use the Package Manager to install packages for use in
> their software, how will end-users of that software install those
Well, depending on various factors, two options are 1) tell them to
install Package Manager and use it to get packages X, Y and Z, if they
don't have them already and 2) use the --semi-standalone option to
bundlebuilder, which bundles all non-standard modules and extensions
into the .app.
Well, yes. I don't think I'd put something like "penchant for anal
play" and "able to wield a buttplug" in a CV unless it was relevant
to the gig being applied for...
-- Matt McLeod, alt.sysadmin.recovery
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