[Pythonmac-SIG] a beginner's list
ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Wed Feb 8 19:44:13 CET 2006
On 8-feb-2006, at 10:49, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> Mac OS X 10.5 will surely ship with at least 2.4.2,
Maybe, maybe not. Who knows what apple will do? ;-) ;-)
I agree that anyone that ships Python applications shouldn't rely on
Apple's python unless they have a very good reason to do so (such as
wanting to use Apple's Quartz wrappers).
> Given these caveats and limited resources, the vendor Python is
> absolutely irrelevant as far as I am concerned. If someone wants to
> deal with separate support and documentation for what ships with Mac
> OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4, and Mac OS X 10.5 then have fun, but I am
> NOT interested in that.
This is a very good reason for not pointing newbies to the system python
on pythonmac.org: unless anyone steps up to *seriously* support the
system python there won't be properly packages extension packages for
the system python.
I do support system python for PyObjC, but even there it is mostly
"lets check if it still works" around release time. For day-to-day work
I'm using a framework installation of Python 2.4.
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