Installing pySerial

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Sun Sep 21 02:19:11 CEST 2008

En Sat, 20 Sep 2008 02:01:14 -0300, eliben <eliben at> escribió:

> Why are people preferring the package over ActiveState's,
> which seems to be more complete and includes more modules (like
> pywin32) ?

They do a hard work collecting, compiling and packaging the Python  
distribution with some added modules. But anything you get in the AS free  
version you can get directly from the original authors; downloading  
pywin32 from sourceforge isn't so difficult...
And AFAIR, it took about 2 months the guys at ActiveState to release the  
2.5 version after it came from

Gabriel Genellina

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