[PYTHONMAC-SIG] Macintosh distributions of Python 1.4 available

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 13:37:03 +0100

The Macintosh distributions of Python 1.4 are available at
<ftp://ftp.cwi.nl/pub/jack/python/mac> (and they will probably show up
at ftp.python.org sometime this or next week).

There are 4 distributions available: PPC, Classic 68K, CFM68K and
source. The CFM68K distribution (which has the same shared code model
as the PPC distribution and allows use of dynamically loaded modules
and applets in Python) is the preferred distribution for 68K macs, the
classic distribution is only meant for people who cannot run cfm68k on
their machine. In addition, for people with old machines with little
memory there is a "lite" version of the classic interpreter, without
tkinter and img support.

Main mac-specific differences with the 1.4b4 distribution (aside from
bug fixes) are a different preference file handling, AppleScript
server support (and, hence, an initial framework for writing CGI
scripts in Python) and interfaces to let the finder start applications
for you, copy files, etc. The Relnotes-1.4 file has full details.

The distributions do not include the numeric and pil extensions, I
will ship these separately.

And, as proscribed by the Python Distribution Dictum "Thou shalt
plan great voyages mere seconds after releasing a distribution": I
will be gone to Athens for a few days.
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