ANN: ActivePython 2.4.2 is now available TrentM at
Wed Nov 16 01:25:29 CET 2005

I'm happy to announce that ActivePython 2.4.2 is now available for free
download from:

This release updates ActivePython to version 2.4.2, that was finalized a
few weeks ago. My apologies for the tardiness. If you'll believe it, I've
been busy implementing *Ruby* AutoComplete in Komodo.

One thing you may not have noticed is that ActivePython has added
support for a number of platforms in the past months. Installers are
available for the following operating systems and architectures:

- Windows/x86
- Mac OS X/powerpc (new)
- Linux/x86
- Solaris/SPARC
- Solaris/x86 (new)
- AIX/powerpc (new)
- HP-UX/PA-RISC (new)

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 distribution of
Python. Builds for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Windows 
are made freely available.

ActivePython includes the Python core and core extensions (zlib 1.2.3,
bzip2 1.0.2, bsddb 4.2.52, Tk 8.4.9, and Tix 8.1.4) and is fully
compatible with other Python distributions of the same version.

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:

Extra Bits

ActivePython releases also include the following packages:

- Windows "debug" package: Debug-built binaries for ActivePython
  users building debug versions of their binary Python extensions.
- ActivePython24.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

These packages are available from:

Thanks, and enjoy!

Trent, Python Tech Lead

Trent Mick
TrentM at

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