ANN: ActivePython 2.6.0.0 is now available

Mensanator mensanator at aol.com
Sat Nov 15 02:52:25 CET 2008


On Nov 14, 6:02 pm, Trent Mick <tre... at activestate.com> wrote:
> I'm happy to announce that ActivePython 2.6.0.0 is now
> available for download from:
>      http://www.activestate.com/Products/activepython/
>
> ActivePython 2.6.0.0 is based on Python 2.6.0.
>
> 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 SQLite (sqlite3) database
> libraries, OpenSSL bindings for HTTPS support, 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://docs.activestate.com/activepython/2.6/whatsincluded.html
>
> 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 full "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://docs.activestate.com/activepython/2.6/welcome.html
>
> We would welcome any and all feedback to:
>       activepython-feedb... at activestate.com
>
> Please file bugs against ActivePython at:
>      http://bugs.activestate.com/query.cgi?product=ActivePython
>
> On what platforms does ActivePython run?
> ----------------------------------------
>
> ActivePython includes installers for the following platforms:
>
> - Windows/x86

What about Vista? Do you need to use the Administrator account to
install it?

> - Mac OS X
> - Linux/x86
> - Solaris/SPARC
> - Solaris/SPARC 64-bit
> - Solaris/x86
> - Linux/x86_64 ("x86_64" is also known as "AMD64")
> - HP-UX/PA-RISC
> - AIX/PowerPC
>
> Extra Bits
> ----------
>
> ActivePython releases also include the following:
>
> - ActivePython26.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/
>
> Apologies for the delay. We were crazy-busy getting the Komodo 5.0
> release out. Check it out:
>      http://www.activestate.com/products/komodo/
>
> Thanks, and enjoy!
>
> Trent
>
> p.s. We hope to have ActivePython 3.0 builds out fairly soon.
>
> --
> Trent Mick
> Python Tech Lead
> trentm at activestate.com




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