I'm happy to announce that ActivePython 188.8.131.52 is now available for download from:
This is a major release that updates ActivePython3 to core Python 3.1.
What is ActivePython? ---------------------
ActivePython is ActiveState's binary distribution of Python. Builds for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, HP-UX and AIX are made freely available.
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. 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")
Extra Bits ----------
ActivePython releases also include the following:
- ActivePython31.chm: An MS compiled help collection of the full ActivePython documentation set. Linux users of applications such as xCHM might find this useful. This package is installed by default on Windows.
Extra bits are available from:
Thanks, and enjoy!
The Python Team
-- Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com