[Idle-dev] Configuring IDLE for Python 3.2.2 on Ubuntu

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Mon Oct 17 22:51:14 CEST 2011

In article 
<CALWZvp5oyMKwXnumHKrOwfgoUYbzn_5t1ZsaG_Fo5m9XYjw9wg at mail.gmail.com>,
 Tal Einat <taleinat at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do you really need Python 3.2? You can install version 3.1 of Python using
> Aptitude (manually with the command line or using Synaptic), and you should
> get a working version of IDLE with Python 3.1.
> If you really need Python 3.2, on its download page[1] there is a link to a
> page regarding Tkinter[2] which should contain the required information on
> which version of Tcl/Tk you need to install, and perhaps how.

If you are using Python 3, you should use Python 3.2.x if at all 
possible, not any earlier versions of Python 3.  There are just too many 
bug fixes and performance improvements along with the new features.  
It's not like the difference between, say, Python 2.6 and 2.7.  And 
maintenance on Python 3.1 by the Python-dev team has ceased; only any 
urgent security fix that might arise would be issued for 3.1.x.

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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