Python packages on OS X vs Windows
kenneth.m.mcdonald at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 15 07:26:50 CET 2005
If the amount of time it saved me justified it, I wouldn't hesitate
250 pounds. To put it in a more measurable manner, I've found myself
spending so much time attempting to get packages compiled under
UNIXes (OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, etc.) that I would have no difficulty
whatsoever in spending $500/year (or more) simply to get libraries
and programs in a precompiled format that I could just install and have
work--even if, in theory, I could get all that stuff "for free" by
doing a full
I'd hoped that most of this stuff would appear in precompiled format
for OS X, but unfortunately it hasn't.
On 14-Dec-05, at 10:16 PM, Alex Martelli wrote:
>> On the other hand, it seems like most of this stuff is just available
>> as installers for PCs.
>> Am I being naive to think that installation of most of this stuff
>> (including getting it working)
>> will be much easier in the PC world?
> PyQt for Windows is not available under GPL (as it is for Mac). If
> shelling out 250 pounds (plus VAT) is "much easier" for you than
> doing a
> little compilation, or you can't use the GPL version anyway, etc, etc,
> then, maybe.
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