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

Barry Scott barry at barrys-emacs.org
Mon Aug 25 13:18:50 CEST 2008

On Aug 18, 2008, at 22:06, Bob Ippolito wrote:

> The major difference between the packages on macports and
> pythonmac.org is that macports is their own distro of nearly
> everything, akin to installing a copy of FreeBSD over top of Mac OS X.
> pythonmac.org contains packages that are self-contained and don't have
> a whole new set of libraries to install (in the cases where they do
> require libraries, they link them in statically for the most part).

Theses comments are from my point of view as a developer
for end users on the Mac.

For my pysvn project I release kits for all the python versions

* Apple python 2.3 powerpc
* Apple python 2.4 intel
* MacPython 2.4.x powerpc
* MacPython 2.5.x powerpc and intel

And in the future I intend to support:
* 2.6b3 framework build
* 3.0b3 framework build

These are all framework builds and they are totally isolated from  
each other.

And I release pysvn as DMG kits as well.

For pysvn workbench I use the wxWidgets released DMG kits.
And create a application using python module bundlebuilder.

Whatever you do should point to a framework build including  
which is installed using a Mac installer. Which is the status quo so  


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