ctypes 0.9.2 released

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Fri Oct 29 21:02:07 CEST 2004

Ganesan R <rganesan at myrealbox.com> writes:

>>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Heller <theller at python.net> writes:
>> Future plans
>>     The ultimate purpose of the 0.9 release series is to shake out the
>>     remaining bugs, especially on platforms I have no access to, and
>>     to target a rock stable ctypes 1.0 release.
>>     When ctypes 1.0 is released, the com framework will be split off
>>     into a separate framework named 'comtypes'.
> Congratulations! I maintain ctypes for debian. I am holding off uploading
> the 0.9 versions because they don't support Python 2.2. A Python 2.2 package
> was present in debian for ctypes 0.6.2, I want to be sure that no one is
> using it before uploading 0.9.x.

When I gave up support for Python 2.2, I didn't realize that all the
platforms on sourceforge's compile farm still have Python 2.2.  I had to
configure a install a private 2.3 or newer version myself, although
probably I learned a lot from that.

When will the linux distributions switch from 2.2 to a newer version?
I understood that redhat probably had their reasons to stay with 1.5.2
for quite a long time, but are there similar reasons for other distributions?


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