New News: === ==== I have updated the version of Python to 2.3.3-2. The tarballs should be available on a Cygwin mirror near you shortly.
The following are the notable changes since the previous release:
o all known 64-bit I/O issues are resolved o Berkeley DB module is built against Berkeley DB 4.2
Old News: === ==== Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. If interested, see the Python web site for more details:
Please read the README file:
since it covers requirements, installation, known issues, etc.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
Note that we have recently stopped downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to find a mirror which has this update.
In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/ is a reliable high bandwidth connection.
In Germany, ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/pc/gnuwin32/cygwin/mirrors/cygnus/ is usually pretty good.
In the UK, http://programming.ccp14.ac.uk/ftp-mirror/programming/cygwin/pub/cygwin/ is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.
If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package then you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another mirror.
The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your system and will install newer packages automatically.
If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin mailing list at: firstname.lastname@example.org . I would appreciate if you would use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This includes ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.
If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list is the appropriate place.
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