[Pythonmac-SIG] universal python framework?

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl
Fri Dec 9 21:36:22 CET 2005

On 9-dec-2005, at 18:56, William Kyngesburye wrote:

> I'm starting to build universal binaries for a bunch of 'nix stuff,
> some of which have python bindings/extensions.  Has anyone looked at
> a universal Python framework?  I'd hate to have to step backwards to
> Apple's included Python framework for that, but I may have to.

There's a fairly recent Apple technote that discusses how to build  
universal binaries for products with a configure/make build  
procedure, such as Python, and I hope to look at that next week. But  
Ronald already discovered that distutils has problems with building  
universal extensions, so that may also turn out to be a problem  
(although he wants to build something more complicated, with the PPC  
binary being 10.3/10.4 compatible).

And the "easy" way is to simply configure Python twice (Python builds  
nicely in a different directory than the source, I'm doing that all  
the time), once for ppc once for x86, and then using lipo to combine  
Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
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