[Pythonmac-SIG] Can MacPython 2.4.1 and Tiger's Python co-exist
sw at wordtech-software.com
Thu Jul 7 00:31:42 CEST 2005
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Yes, you can install Macpython 2.4.1 and wxPython 2.6 separately from
what ships with Apple. The Apple stuff in in /System/Frameworks. They
will never see each other.
I also use your strategy of developing with Python 2.4.1/wxPython 2.6
and testing/deploying against Py 2.3.5/wxPy 2.5. The Apple system
installation is a very convenient deployment target.
One caveat: the Apple system stuff is older, and especially (with
wxPython) a bit buggier. That's why, for instance, Boa won't run on the
Apple stuff. wxPython was a moving target until 2.6. However, I haven't
seen any huge problems in the stuff I'm developing/working with. Your
mileage may vary.
Kevin Walzer, PhD
WordTech Software--Open Source Applications and Packages for OS X
mailto:sw at wordtech-software.com
Derek Lee-Wo wrote:
| I want to be able to create wxPython apps that can run on Tiger out of
| the box. That is, using the version of Python and wxWidgets that ship
| with Tiger.
| I also want to try Boa Constructor, but it requires MacPython 2.4.1
| and wxWdigets 2.6.X
| Can I insall the latest MacPython and wxWidgets, but have it coexist
| with the original Tiger versions of these packages? What I'd like to
| do is use Python 2.4.1 for Boa Contructor, but be able to run any apps
| I create using the original MacPython that comes with Tiger and thus
| confirm that the apps would run on iger out-of-the-box.
| The ReadMe that comes with MacPythion says the executables would go in
| /usr/local/bin, but it seems that it will put some stuff within the
| /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework directory.
| In Windows, I would install the different Python versions to different
| directories. Same for wxWidgets.
| Derek M. A. Lee-Wo
| Pythonmac-SIG maillist - Pythonmac-SIG at python.org
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