I'm happy to announce that ActivePython 18.104.22.168 is now available for download from:
This is a minor release with several updates and fixes.
Changes in 22.214.171.124 -------------------
- PyPM is now included in 64-bit Windows and Linux builds - Include Distribute instead of setuptools - Include pip - Upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5.8 - [Windows] Upgrade to Pywin32 CVS (2009-11-10) - [Windows] Support for OpenSSL in 64-bit - [Windows] Include Tcl/Tk header files - [Windows] Fix broken IDLE on the 64-bit build
See the release notes for full details:
What is ActivePython? ---------------------
ActivePython is ActiveState's binary distribution of Python. Builds for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux are made freely available. Builds for Solaris, HP-UX and AIX, and access to older versions are available with ActivePython Business Edition:
ActivePython includes the Python core and the many core extensions: zlib and bzip2 for data compression, the Berkeley DB (bsddb) and SQLite (sqlite3) database libraries, OpenSSL bindings for HTTPS support, the Tix GUI widgets for Tkinter, ElementTree for XML processing, ctypes (on supported platforms) for low-level library access, and others. The Windows distribution ships with PyWin32 -- a suite of Windows tools developed by Mark Hammond, including bindings to the Win32 API and Windows COM.
Beginning with the 126.96.36.199 release, ActivePython includes a binary package manager for Python (PyPM) that can be used to install packages much easily. For example:
pypm install pylons
See this page for full details:
As well, ActivePython ships with a wealth of documentation for both new and experienced Python programmers. In addition to the core Python docs, ActivePython includes the "What's New in Python" series, "Dive into Python", the Python FAQs & HOWTOs, and the Python Enhancement Proposals (PEPs).
An online version of the docs can be found here:
We would welcome any and all feedback to:
Please file bugs against ActivePython at:
On what platforms does ActivePython run? ----------------------------------------
ActivePython includes installers for the following platforms:
- Windows/x86 - Windows/x64 (aka "AMD64") - Mac OS X - Linux/x86 - Linux/x86_64 (aka "AMD64") - Solaris/SPARC (Business Edition only) - Solaris/x86 (Business Edition only) - HP-UX/PA-RISC (Business Edition only) - AIX/PowerPC (Business Edition only) - AIX/PowerPC 64-bit (Business Edition only)
Custom builds are available in Enterprise Edition:
Thanks, and enjoy!
The Python Team
-- Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com