Python graphics / imaging library

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Sat Jul 18 14:26:22 CEST 2009


On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 7:50 AM, Peter Chant <
REMpeteOVE at cappetezilla.italsco.uk> wrote:

> Michiel Overtoom wrote:
>
> > Peter Chant wrote:
> >
> >> what's the most appropriate (maintained) graphics library to use?  PIL
> >> seems to have last been updated in 2006
> >> http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/
> >> and GD seems to be even older.  Don't want to go down a dead end.
> >
> > Contrary to organic material, software doesn't rot when it gets older.
> >
> > PIL is pretty complete for the task it was designed to do, pretty
> > debugged during the past years, and pretty much 'finished' -- it doesn't
> > need frequent updates anymore.
> >
> > Greetings,
> >
>
> No, it does not.  However, if PIL was updated last in 2006.  Python in 2009
> has gone to version 3.1.  If PIL is compatible with 3.1 then I'm fine.  But
> I don't want to have to stick with Python 2.5 as the rest of the world
> moves on.
>

The rest of the world hasn't moved on yet. Most people are still using
Python 2.6 and the 2.x series will continue to be actively developed for
another couple years.


> Pete
>
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