[Idle-dev] IDLE going forward

Bruce Sherwood Bruce_Sherwood at ncsu.edu
Thu Feb 3 07:52:03 CET 2011

Okay, I'll raise the priority on trying to get VPython to run on Python 3.2.


On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:
> In article
> <AANLkTinUg1sPNhH7L39g9qwkmp=Uux_QDtrK119tK=Ks at mail.gmail.com>,
>  Bruce Sherwood <Bruce_Sherwood at ncsu.edu> wrote:
>> You may or not be aware that there is a "VIDLE" distributed with
>> VPython (vpython.org) that incorporates many improvements made by
>> David Scherer and Guilhermo Polo (during a recent Google Summer of
>> Code) that are supposed to be moved into the standard Python
>> distribution. In fact, Guido asked that despite the freeze, these
>> changes be put into Python 2.7. But I don't know when this might
>> happen.
> It will start happening sometime (soon, I hope) after Python 3.2 goes
> out the door, which should happen in about two weeks.  Unfortunately,
> there has been a lot of last-minute firefighting in Python 3.2 IDLE,
> particularly on Mac OS X 10.6 when using the new Cocoa-based version of
> Tk 8.5.  It would be great to have more testing there of either the
> traditional 32-bit OS X installer (from python.org) which uses either
> the Apple-suppliedTk 8.4 (included with OS X 10.4 through 10.6) or
> ActiveState Tk 8.4.  Or, on 10.6 only, the 64-bit/32-bit installer which
> requires the latest ActiveState Tk 8.5.  There is preliminary,
> pre-release info here:
> http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.2/
> http://www.python.org/download/mac/tcltk/
> Once 3.2 is released, I plan to work on getting the VIDLE enhancements
> into the next maintenance releases, 2.7.2 and 3.2.1.
> --
>  Ned Deily,
>  nad at acm.org
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