[Python-Dev] Python 2.6 64-bit Mac Release

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Apr 1 18:19:42 CEST 2009

Ronald Oussoren wrote:
> On 1 Apr, 2009, at 8:45, Peck, Jon wrote:
>> Apparently the Mac Python 2.6.1 Installer image does not include 
>> 64-bit binaries.  Is this going to change?  Is there some technical 
>> reason why these are not included?  We are hoping to support that in 
>> our next 64-bit release.
> The 2.6 installer image does not include 64-bit binaries.  As of this 
> week the script that creates the installer can build an installer that 
> does support 64-bit code as well, but that only works on Leopard systems.
> I'm thinking about how to distribute binaries that support 64-bit code 
> without unduly complicating the world. The easiest option for me would 
> be to have two installers: one 32-bit only that supports OSX 10.3.9 
> and later and a 4-way universal one that supports OSX Leopard and 
> later.  It might be possible to have a single installer that supports 
> 64-bit code on Leopard but is usable on 10.3.9 as well, but I haven't 
> checked yet how much that would complicate the build.

Two installers sounds OK to me, particularly if it simplifies the build 
process but allows us to still support 64bit.


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