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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Sep 19 03:29:50 CEST 2013

On Sep 18, 2013, at 10:04 AM, Skip Montanaro wrote:

>As a MacBook Pro user running Snow Leopard/10.6.8, I would find the
>lack of a binary release problematic, were it not for the fact that I
>routinely build from source (and don't do anything Mac-specific with
>Python). For those not familiar with the platform, it's perhaps worth
>noting that upgrade is out of my hands. Apple dropped support for my
>"ancient" MBP (2006?), so 10.6.8 is as up-to-date as I can get. I
>guess that's what you expect from a company whose main revenues these
>days come from cell phones and tablets, and addition of pastels to
>their color pallet warrants announcement in a TV commercial.

I'm in a similar boat with my old MBP, and I am not upgrading my somewhat
newer one because of compatibility with other software.  But OTOH, I have
never installed the binary releases, I just build them from MacPorts, so as
long as that still works, I'm happy.  (I have a 8mo Air running the latest
Lion and will likely update that when Mavericks is out.)


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