[Python-Dev] Mapping Darwin 8.2.0 to Mac OS X 10.4.2 in platform.py

Wilfredo Sánchez Vega wsanchez at apple.com
Thu Sep 22 19:02:05 CEST 2005

   "rhapsody" is emitted by uname on Mac OS X Server 1.x, but not on  
anything we ship today.

   Bob's right, the version number from uname only tells you about  
the kernel, and not whether, for example, the Cocoa API is on the  
system (it wouldn't be on a standalone Darwin OS install, which will  
have the same uname output).

   Just FYI, /usr/bin/sw_vers parses /System/Library/CoreServices/ 
SystemVersion.plist, which is XML.  If you want that info, parsing  
the file may be more efficient than forking off sw_vers.


On Sep 21, 2005, at 8:28 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> I forgot. The current code recognizes 'Rhapsody' and maps it to "MacOS
> X Server". But I don't see any evidence that Apple still uses the code
> name Rhapsody. Does uname ever return 'Rhapsody'?

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