What's up with Activestate Python?

Grant Edwards 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
to 3.6.

... 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-2.7.14.2717-win64-x64-404905.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 grante users 225065576 May 29  2018 ActivePython-3.5.4.3504-win64-x64-404899.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 grante users  30297136 Feb 13 16:28 ActivePython-3.6.0.3600-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
anywhere.

I guess it's time to switch to Anaconda or ???

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