What's up with Activestate Python?
grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 18:06:33 EST 2019
For many, many years I've always installed ActiveState's ActivePython
Community edition when forced to use Windows. It has always included
all of the "extra" libraries that I didn't wan't to install (or
couldn't because I didn't have a C compiler for Windows).
I recently decided to upgrade my Win7 machine from ActivePython 3.5.4
... and all of apps stopped working. ActivePython 3.6 appears to be a
minimal install that includes nothing but CPython. Comparing the
download sizes makes this obvious:
-rw-r--r-- 1 grante users 223056832 Mar 26 2018 ActivePython-22.214.171.12417-win64-x64-404905.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 grante users 225065576 May 29 2018 ActivePython-126.96.36.19904-win64-x64-404899.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 grante users 30297136 Feb 13 16:28 ActivePython-188.8.131.5200-win64-x64-401834.exe
I've searched the ActiveState web site, and the fact that they've
stopped including "extra" libraries doesn't seem to be documented
I guess it's time to switch to Anaconda or ???
Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! Is this going to
at involve RAW human ecstasy?
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