Python in Linux - barrier to Python 3.x

Philip Semanchuk philip at semanchuk.com
Tue Sep 21 15:04:03 CEST 2010


On Sep 21, 2010, at 8:29 AM, Ant wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I've just seen this: http://sheddingbikes.com/posts/1285063820.html
> 
> Whatever you think of Zed Shaw (author of the Mongrel Ruby server and
> relatively recent Python convert), he has a very good point in this. I
> run Fedora 12 on my home computers, and find it far too much hassle to
> try to get Python 3 installed. Even the 2.x's are behind - IIRC think
> it currently uses 2.5.

Don't know about Python 3 on Fedora (I use a Mac), but distrowatch.org reports that Fedora has been using Python >= 2.6 since Fedora 11 which was released in June of 2009.

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=fedora


bye
Philip


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