ANN: ActivePython 2.5.0.0 is now available

dan.shechter at gmail.com dan.shechter at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 14:42:13 CET 2007


On Mar 13, 9:56 pm, Trent Mick <tre... at activestate.com> wrote:
> I'm happy to announce that ActivePython 2.5.0.0 is now available for download
> from:
>      http://www.activestate.com/products/activepython/
>
> This is the first release of ActivePython for Python version 2.5. Apologies
> for the long delay between core Python 2.5 and this release. The good news is
> that part of the reason for this delay was to finally get approval to include
> crypto in ActivePython, hence:
>
> Changes in this release include:
> - Full OpenSSL support (finally!)
> - Update to Python 2.5 (duh)
> - [Mac OS X] Universal build (finally!)
> - [Windows] Update to PyWin32 build 210
> - All the new standard extensions: SQLite,ctypes, ElementTree
> - [Linux] Rationalized the build names.
> - [Mac OS X] A sane uninstall script
>
> See the release notes for full details:http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/docs/ActivePython/2.5/relnotes.html
>
> What is ActivePython?
> ---------------------
>
> ActivePython is ActiveState's binary distribution of Python. Builds for
> Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, HP-UX and AIX are made freely available.
>
> ActivePython includes the Python core and the many core extensions: zlib and
> bzip2 for data compression, the Berkeley DB (bsddb) and SQLite (sqlite3)
> database libraries, the Tix GUI widgets for Tkinter, ElementTree for XML
> processing,ctypes(on supported platforms) for low-level library access, and
> others. The Windows distribution ships with PyWin32 -- a suite of Windows
> tools developed by Mark Hammond, including bindings to the Win32 API and
> Windows COM. See this page for full details:http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/docs/ActivePython/2.5/whatsincluded....
>
> As well, ActivePython ships with a wealth of documentation for both new and
> experienced Python programmers. In addition to the core Python docs,
> ActivePython includes the "What's New in Python" series, "Dive into Python",
> the Python FAQs & HOWTOs, and the Python Enhancement Proposals (PEPs).
>
> An online version of the docs can be found here:
>      http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/docs/ActivePython/2.5/welcome.html
>
> We would welcome any and all feedback to:
>      ActivePython-feedb... at activestate.com.com
>
> Please file bugs against ActivePython at:
>      http://bugs.activestate.com/query.cgi?set_product=ActivePython
>
> On what platforms does ActivePython run?
> ----------------------------------------
>
> ActivePython includes installers for the following platforms:
>
> - AIX/PowerPC
> - HP-UX/PA-RISC
> - Linux/x86
> - Linux/x86_64: "x86_64" is also known as "AMD64"
> - Solaris/SPARC
> - Solaris/x86
> - Mac OS X
> - Windows/x64: "x64" is also known as "AMD64"
> - Windows/x86
>
> Extra Bits
> ----------
>
> ActivePython releases also include the following:
>
> - ActivePython25.chm: An MS compiled help collection of the full
>    ActivePython documentation set. Linux users of applications such as
>    xCHM might find this useful. This package is installed by default on
>    Windows.
>
> Extra bits are available from:
>      http://downloads.activestate.com/ActivePython/etc/
>
> Thanks, and enjoy!
>
> Trent, Python Tech Lead
>
> --
> Trent Mick
> trentm at activestate.com

is ctypes supported on ActivePython for Windows x64?




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