[Python-Dev] Plea to distribute debugging lib

Dave Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Thu Oct 12 09:00:16 CEST 2006

Trent Mick <trentm <at> ActiveState.com> writes:

> [Thomas Heller wrote]
> > Anyway, AFAIK, the activestate distribution contains Python debug dlls.
> [Er, a month late, but I was in flitting around Australia at the time. :)]
> Yes, as a separate download.
>     ftp://ftp.activestate.com/ActivePython/etc/
>         ActivePython-<version>-win32-ix86-debug.zip
> And those should be binary compatible with the equivalent python.org
> installs as well. Note that the simple "install.py" script in those
> packages bails if the Python installation isn't ActivePython, but I
> could easily remove that if you think that would be useful for your
> users.

The only problem here is that there appears to be a lag in the release of
ActivePython after Python itself is released.

Is there any chance of putting up just the debugging libraries a little earlier?

Thanks again,

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