ANN: ActivePython 2.6.3.7 (and PyPM) is now available

Robert H sigzero at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 03:46:34 CEST 2009


On Oct 6, 8:16 pm, "Sridhar Ratnakumar" <sridh... at activestate.com>
wrote:
> I'm happy to announce that ActivePython 2.6.3.7 is now available for
> download from:
>
>      http://www.activestate.com/activepython/
>
> This is a patch-level release that updates ActivePython to core Python
> 2.6.3 along with the fixes for a couple of critical regressions that
> instigated the work on 2.6.4.  See the release notes for full details:
>
>      http://docs.activestate.com/activepython/2.6/relnotes.html
>
> Introducing PyPM
> ----------------
>
> This release includes a new packaging tool by activestate called Python
> Package Manager (PyPM). PyPM - currently in beta - is the package
> management utility for ActivePython. It simplifies the task of locating,
> installing, upgrading and removing Python modules. For full details,
> see:
>
>      http://docs.activestate.com/activepython/2.6/pypm.html
>
> Here's a sample command line output::
>
>      $ pypm install lxml
>      Get: [pypm.activestate.com] :repository-index:
>      Ready to perform these actions:
>      The following packages will be installed:
>       lxml-2.2.2
>      Get: [pypm.activestate.com] lxml 2.2.2-1
>      Installing lxml-2.2.2
>      $ python
>      >>> import lxml.etree
>      >>>^D
>
>      $ pypm remove lxml
>      Ready to perform these actions:
>      The following packages will be removed:
>       lxml-2.2.2
>      Removing lxml-2.2.2
>
>      $ pypm install pylons
>      Ready to perform these actions:
>      The following packages will be installed:
>       pastescript-1.7.3 formencode-1.2.2 weberror-0.10.1 simplejson-2.0.9  
> routes-1.11 nose-0.11.1 mako-0.2.5 past
>      edeploy-1.3.3 pylons-0.9.7 tempita-0.4 webtest-1.2 beaker-1.4.2  
> webhelpers-0.6.4 paste-1.7.2 pygments-1.1.1
>      decorator-3.1.2 webob-0.9.6.1
>      Get: [pypm.activestate.com] formencode 1.2.2-1
>      Get: [pypm.activestate.com] nose 0.11.1-1
>      [...]
>      Get: [pypm.activestate.com] decorator 3.1.2-1
>      Get: [pypm.activestate.com] webob 0.9.6.1-1
>      Installing formencode-1.2.2
>      Installing weberror-0.10.1
>      [...]
>      Installing pygments-1.1.1
>      Fixing script /home/sridharr/.local/bin/pygmentize
>      Installing decorator-3.1.2
>
> 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. 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-feedb... 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

Very nice, I will try it out since I am in the process of learning
Python.

Bob



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