FreeBSD or OpenBSD for Python?

Graeme Cross Graeme.Cross at
Sat Mar 20 00:45:05 CET 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Useldinger [mailto:p at]
> Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2004 2:06 AM
> To: python-list at
> Subject: FreeBSD or OpenBSD for Python?
> Hi All,
> I am looking for alternatives to my current Linux OS, and am currently
> evaluating both FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
> Has anyone got a strong point for or against one of these OSes,
> specifically regarding Python? I am especially interested in 
> - the ease of compiling CPython
> - the thread support (both for Python and in general)
> - running Twisted.
> Regards,
> -pu

I can't comment on OpenBSD, but the Python support in FreeBSD is excellent.

There was a freebsd-python mailing list, set up earlier this year, that you may find helpful:


Graeme Cross <gjc at>
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