ANN: ActivePython 2.6.4.8 is now available

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Thu Nov 12 23:12:44 CET 2009


I'm happy to announce that ActivePython 2.6.4.8 is now available for
download from:

     http://www.activestate.com/activepython/

This is a patch release that updates ActivePython to core Python 2.6.4.
We recommend that you try 2.6 version first. See the release
notes for full details:

     http://docs.activestate.com/activepython/2.6/relnotes.html#changes


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, 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.

Beginning the 2.6.3.7 release, ActivePython includes a binary package
manager for Python (PyPM) that can be used to install packages much
easily.

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 "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/

We would welcome any and all feedback to:

     ActivePython-feedback at activestate.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:

- Windows/x86
- Windows/x64 (aka "AMD64")
- Mac OS X
- Linux/x86
- Linux/x86_64 (aka "AMD64")
- Solaris/SPARC
- Solaris/x86
- HP-UX/PA-RISC
- AIX/PowerPC
- AIX/PowerPC 64-bit


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/
	

Thanks, and enjoy!

The Python Team

--
Sridhar Ratnakumar
sridharr at activestate.com




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