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

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Tue Aug 19 11:23:17 CEST 2008

My two cents: the link to pythonmac.org should be removed, especially  
for downloading an installer for Python. The main 2.5.x download pages  
already have a binary installer for OSX (10.3.9 or later), the copy on  
pythonmac.org is just that: an (outdated) copy of the installer on the  
main python.org download page.

There's also a collection of installers for various packages (such as  
PIL) on there, which make it easy to install such packages without  
trying to build them yourself and without pulling in all of macports  
or fink. Sadly enough that package collection doesn't seem to be  
maintained at the moment.


On 18 Aug, 2008, at 18:05, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> Does anyone have connections with the owners of pythonmac.org?
> Apparently they are serving up an ancient version of Python 2.5. The
> Google App Engine has a minor issue in 2.5 that's solved in 2.5.1, but
> that is apparently not available from that site. Perhaps we can
> contribute more recent Mac versions, or provide them directly on
> python.org? (The Downloads -> Macintosh page points to pythonmac.org,
> which means lots of All Engine users download this old version.)
> -- 
> --Guido van Rossum (home: python.org/~guido/)
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