ANN: ActivePython and ActivePython are available

Trent Mick trentm at
Fri Feb 11 01:30:56 CET 2005

I'm pleased to announce that ActivePython 2.3.5 build 236 and
ActivePython 2.4.0 build 244 are now available from:

ActivePython is a bug-fix release matching core Python 2.3.5.
ActivePython is a bug-fix release matching core Python 2.4.0.
Both of these releases contain an important security fix for
SimpleXMLRPCServer as detailed here:

Builds for Linux, Solaris and Windows are available.

We would welcome any and all feedback to:
     ActivePython-feedback at
Please file bugs against ActivePython at:

What is ActivePython?

ActivePython is ActiveState's quality-assured binary build of Python.
Builds for Windows, Linux and Solaris and made freely available.

ActivePython includes the Python core and core extensions (zlib 1.2.1,
bzip2 1.0.2, bsddb 4.2.52, Tk 8.4.4, and Tix 8.1.4). On Windows,
ActivePython includes the PyWin32 suite of Windows tools developed by
Mark Hammond, including bindings to the Win32 API and Windows COM, the
Pythonwin IDE, and more.

ActivePython also includes a wealth of Python documentation, including:
- the core Python docs
- Andrew Kuchling's "What's New in Python" series
- the Non-Programmer's Tutorial for Python
- Mark Pilgrim's excellent "Dive into Python", and
- a snapshot of the Python FAQs, HOWTOs and PEPs.

An online version of the docs can be found here:
In particular the Release Notes:
and the Installation Guide:

Extra Bits

This release of ActivePython also includes the following packages:

- a Windows "debug" package: debug-built binaries for ActivePython
   users building debug versions of their binary Python extensions
- ActivePython23.chm & ActivePython24.chm: an MS compiled help
   collection of the full ActivePython documentation set. Linux
   users of applications such as xCHM might find this useful.

These packages are available from:

On behalf of the team at ActiveState,
Thanks, and enjoy!

Trent Mick
trentm at

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