[Python-Dev] [Pydotorg] Should we help pythonmac.org?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Aug 19 00:41:23 CEST 2008

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On Aug 18, 2008, at 6:13 PM, Fred Drake wrote:

> On Aug 18, 2008, at 5:42 PM, Steve Holden wrote:
>> Someone told me the other day that macports made for difficult  
>> installs, but not being a Mac user I wasn't in a position to  
>> evaluate the advice.
> Not being a Mac user either, I've been using Mac OS X for about a  
> year now for most of my development.
> I've got mixed feelings about macports:  It's painful to use,  
> compared to things like rpm and apt, but... it might be the best  
> that's available for the Mac.
> I'm not going to trust it to give me a usable Python, though, in  
> spite of not having had problems with Pythons it provides.  Just  
> 'cause I've gotten paranoid.

I use macports too, mostly for stuff I'm too lazy to build from  
source.  I'm sure there's a Python in there, but like Fred, I don't  
use it.

I do agree that we could and probably should maintain any Mac Python  
content on the main python.org site, but also if Bob wants to donate  
the domain, we can just have it forward to www.python.org/allyourmacsarebelongtous

- -Barry

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