RELEASED Python 3.0rc3

Trent Mick trentm at
Mon Nov 24 18:38:29 CET 2008

> And 2.6 is in final release? So when ActiveState speaks of
> they mean a final release?

Yes. The first three parts of the ActivePython version are the same as 
the core Python version on which it is based.

> So, if the IDLE from ActiveState comes up and says 2.6 (indicating
> final release), shouldn't the copywrite message also say 2.6
> instead of 2.6rc1 as shown here?
> Python 2.6rc1 (r26rc1:66438, Sep 13 2008, 09:20:38) [MSC v.1500 32
> bit
> (Intel)] on win32
> Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.

This is what I get when I run IDLE with ActivePython installed:

Python 2.6 (r26:66714, Nov 11 2008, 10:21:19) [MSC v.1500 32 bit 
(Intel)] on win32
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.

I ran it like this:

   C:\Python26> pythonw.exe Lib\idelib\idle.pyw

I believe there is a problem with your install. My guess is that your 
ActivePython install is using an older python26.dll sitting around 

Is there a python26.dll somewhere in your "C:\Python26" directory, or 
wherever you installed ActivePython 2.6?


Trent Mick
trentm at

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