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

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Tue Aug 19 00:57:37 CEST 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 3:41 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
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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

We already do that for the wiki, we could do that for the other parts
of the site just as easily (even without or before a transfer of
ownership) :) I'm happy to pay for the domain and hosting, I just
don't have a lot of spare cycles these days unless I need something at


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