[Python-Dev] Mac _OSA extension doesn't build on Leopard

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Dec 5 17:56:32 CET 2007

Thanks! The sooner the better given that tonight (PST) I plan to do
the code freeze for the 3.0a2 release, and Anthony is also making
noises about 2.5.2 again.


On Dec 4, 2007 11:19 PM, Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com> wrote:
> On 4 Dec, 2007, at 22:49, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > On OSX 10.5 with Xcode 3.0, whenever I build either the trunk or the
> > py3k or 25 branches, I get a series of errors when setup.py tries to
> > build the _OSA module. On OSX 10.4 it builds fine. Can anybody help?
> > I don't even know what OSA is!
> I'll try to do a crude fix later this week. The Carbon bindings also
> wrap some deprecated API's, some of which were dropped in Leopard.
> We're kind of lucky that _OSA is the only one that no longer compiles.
> A correct fix will take some more time, as this will require
> retargeting the bgen tool to use System headers instead of the OS9 (!)
> headers that were used to generate the current Carbon bindings.
> Ronald

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