[Python-Dev] Mapping Darwin 8.2.0 to Mac OS X 10.4.2 in platform.py
mal at egenix.com
Thu Sep 29 12:33:21 CEST 2005
Bob Ippolito wrote:
> /usr/bin/sw_vers technically calls a private (at least undocumented)
> CoreFoundation API, it doesn't parse that plist directly :)
> On further inspection, it looks like parsing the plist directly is
> supported API these days (see the bottom of <http://
> import plistlib
> dct = plistlib.Plist.fromFile('/System/Library/CoreServices/
> print '%(ProductName)s %(ProductVersion)s' % dct
Is the plistlib module always available on Mac OS X ?
Could you write a patch to system_alias() which uses
the above method if available for Mac OS ?
> On Sep 22, 2005, at 1:02 PM, Wilfredo Sánchez Vega wrote:
>> "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
>>>X Server". But I don't see any evidence that Apple still uses the
>>>name Rhapsody. Does uname ever return 'Rhapsody'?
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