Upgrade to 2.2?

Richard Jones richardjones at optushome.com.au
Sun Jan 13 09:09:31 CET 2002


On Sun, 13 Jan 2002 18:48, Philip Swartzleonard wrote:
> I am currently using python 2.1.1 for a small-with-intent-to-grow
> project, using wxpython, pyopengl and context, and PIL; and possibly pygame
> and numeric in the future. Should i upgrade now? I'm mainly concerned that
> there dosen't seem to be a py2.2 specific PIL available yet, but what kind
> of problems can i expect from 2.1 libraries? What are the key benefits and
> what are the key incompatibilites that i would probably run into?

At a minimum, you should upgrade to 2.1.2, which is a bugfix for the 2.1 
line. Only upgrade to 2.2 if you need to use any of the new features 
available (or you're using someone else's software that requires it). Those 
libraries that you mention are perfectly happy with 2.1.

See http://www.amk.ca/python/2.2/ for what's changed from 2.1 -> 2.2
See http://www.python.org/2.2/bugs.html for the bugs already known in 2.2

If you're more concerned with new features over stability, go with 2.2. If 
you're more concerned about stability over features, go with 2.1 :)

There are plans for a 2.2.1 bugfix release which I would expect would be out 
after the python conference.


   Richard




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