[Python-Dev] Compiler for the Mac OS X version of Python 3.4

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Wed Sep 18 15:38:48 CEST 2013

On Sep 18, 2013, at 03:03 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:

Am 15.09.13 00:56, schrieb Ryan:
+1. A 10.6-only build makes sense.

I'd like to support Russell's point: this could put a burden on everyone
releasing extension modules to also provide two binary releases, which
e.g. would then mess up downloads from PyPI. So -1.

+0 on dropping 10.6 support from the binary installers as proposed
by Greg.

Dropping support for 10.6 isn't really necessary, just build (carefully) on a later release of OSX (preferably the last one to pick up the most recent developer tools).   

I'll try to provide a more detailed response tonight, but the basic idea is to use OSX 10.8, the current Xcode release and the OSX 10.8 SDK to do the build. This is a supported configuration for building binaries that target older OSX releases, but some care is needed with the configure script for 3th-party libraries: those might pick up features that aren't available in 10.6. 



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