installing wxPython on Linux and Windows

Antoon Pardon apardon at forel.vub.ac.be
Thu Dec 2 16:00:36 CET 2004


Op 2004-12-02, Peter Maas schreef <peter at somewhere.com>:
> Diez B. Roggisch schrieb:
>>>Same task on Win2k: download wxPython-setup.exe, double-click, done.
>>>Took me approx. 1 minute. This strikes me. Why are some tasks so hard
>>>on Linux and so easy on Windows? After all wxPython/Win and wxPython/Lin
>>>are made by the same developers. My guess: the software deployment
>>>infrastructure on Linux needs to be improved.
>> 
>> 
>> On debian, it 
>> 
>> apt-get install wxPython2.5.3
>> 
>
> I have heard praises of Debian's install system but Debian is quite
> conservative with latest versions. There are some packages (e.g. Python,
> PostgreSQL, Subversion) where I'd like to have the latest versions.
> I don't want to be too tightly bound to the update cycles of the
> Linux distribution.

Debian has muliple distributions. Only the stable distribution is
really conservative. The PostgreSQL version in the testing distribution
is 7.4.6-4, the download page of PostgreSQL gives 7.4.6 as the latest
version. That seems to be in order.

-- 
Antoon Pardon



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