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

David Goodger goodger at python.org
Tue Aug 19 02:45:31 CEST 2008

> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> Alternatively, I just got mail from Bob Ippolito indicating that he'd
>> be happy to hand over the domain to the PSF. It's got quite a bit more
>> on it than Python distros, and it's a fairly popular resource for Mac
>> users I imagine. However macports.org seems to have more Python stuff,
>> and has a more recent version of 2.5. (2.5.2). Perhaps we should link
>> to macports.org instead?

I strongly recommend that we *NOT* make macports.org the main,
official Mac OS X version of Python. Secondary is fine, but not
primary. Macports is what the name says: it's a system of Mac ports of
Linux packages, mostly command-line only. Those who want/need it know
about it or will find it easily, while those who don't need it would
only be confused by it.

The official Mac Python should be an OS X application, with an icon,
living in /Applications, ideally with a Mac-standard editor app  (the
2.5.1 I have has IDLE), etc.

Unfortunately, I can only recommend. I don't know anything about
building Mac apps.

David Goodger <http://python.net/~goodger>

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