Updated Cygwin Package (experimental): python-2.6.5-1

Jason Tishler jason at tishler.net
Fri Apr 30 15:24:36 CEST 2010

*** Attention Cygwin Python module package maintainers ***
*** Cygwin is migrating from Python 2.5 to 2.6...      ***

New News:
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I have released Cygwin Python 2.6.5-1 as experimental.  The tarballs
should be available on a Cygwin mirror near you shortly.

The main purpose of this release is to begin the transition to make
Python 2.6 the official Cygwin version.  If you are one of the Cygwin
Python module package maintainers, then please take this opportunity to
build, test, and change (if necessary) your package to support Python

Note the following:

1. 2.6.5-1 is experimental and 2.5.5-1 remains current.  I will update
Cygwin to make 2.6.5-1 (or later) current on or about June 1, 2010.

2. You need to select the 'Exp' radio button when running Cygwin's
setup.exe to install 2.6.5-1.

3. If you install 2.6.5-1, then any 2.5 module will no longer work.

Old News:
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Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language.  If interested, see the Python web site for more details:

Please read the README file:

since it covers requirements, installation, known issues, etc.

Standard News:
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To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin at cygwin.com .


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