[Python-Dev] Re: No more releases of MacPython-OS9?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Fri Jan 16 19:27:18 EST 2004

On Jan 16, 2004, at 1:43 PM, Russell E. Owen wrote:

> In article <B430AC58-4820-11D8-8BB4-000A958D1666 at cwi.nl>,
>  Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl> wrote:
>> I'm a bit surprised at the results: MacPython-OS9 is a *lot* more
>> popular than I had thought.... Over the last few months I see about
>> 6000 MacPython downloads per month from my site (I didn't check
>> versiontracker and such, that'll be a couple hundred more, I guess)...
> This may not only be people using MacOS 9. Having a carbon version of
> MacPython running on MacOS X makes a certain amount of sense. The main
> one being that drag-and-drop applets having an actual console window.
> I've not had the nerve to ask my users to open the system console to 
> see
> results.
> Also, I doubt any significant # of users are affected by this,
> but....Carbon MacPython made it trivial to get to the file creation
> date, and I ended up using it for processing some files. I'm sure it 
> can
> be obtained in framework MacPython, but so far haven't figured out how.
> Due to these issues, I still use carbon MacPython for a fair # of my
> file conversion scripts, although most of my work is done using
> framework MacPython.

You should speak up about things like this -- it's totally possible to 
develop a Framework Python BuildApplet that redirects stdin/stdout to a 

File a feature request and/or make some noise in pythonmac-sig.


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