I have uploaded a port of Python 2.2.1 to the incoming directories of the Hobbes (http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/) software archive.
The distributed archives are: python-2.2.1-emx-bin-020414.zip (binary installation package, 3.1MB) python-2.2.1-emx-src-020414.zip (source patches and makefiles, 101kB)
The zlib module in the binary package is statically linked against zlib 1.1.4 (the makefile for which is in the source patches archive).
While not exhaustively tested, dynamically loadable extension modules (.pyd) built for the 2.2 port should work with this release.
More information about the port is available at http://www.andymac.org/python.html, along with the above archives are if you can't find them at Hobbes.
OS/2 users enjoy!
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