[Chicago] Best practices for installing and maintaining python for multiple versions.

Matthew Kemp mattkemp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 15:57:39 CET 2009

I use virtual environments (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/virtualenv) heavily.
Basically they allow you to clone a python install with or without site
packages. If you mess up a virtual environment just blow it away and start


On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 10:25 PM, Dave N <Dave_N at comcast.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> So I've acquired a new laptop. It's a windows 7 laptop.
> After setting up python for several personal and work machines, I've
> come to conclusion that there must be a better way. I can't seem to
> find it, so I thought I would turn to chipy...
> I use and experiment with the following installations, roughly in
> order of importance.
> CPython 2.x (2.6)
> CPython 3.x (3.1)
> IronPython (2.6)
> AppEngine
> Jython
> I also use several add on modules and have written a few of my own. I
> haven't yet figured a good way to install in a sustainable way. For
> example, when 2.7 comes out, how do I migrate all of modules over to
> that.
> Thanks in advance for any ideas...
> Dave
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