[Pythonmac-SIG] ETA on MacPython 2.4?
bob at redivi.com
Sun Mar 20 21:58:49 CET 2005
On Mar 20, 2005, at 12:59 AM, Daniel Keep wrote:
> Hi all. Please be gentle--I use a PC.
> I'm doing my third-year computer science project at university, and
> we're in the early stages of requirements testing. That said, I'm
> also trying to extol the virtues of Python upon the group, as I
> honestly believe it will be the best language for our project.
> But there's always a fly in the ointment: most of us are using PCs (I
> run Windows+coLinux, and another member has Windows+BSD), but one
> member uses Mac OSX. As a result, cross-platform compatibility is a
> big issue for our program. Obviously, Python is great in this
> respect, but we wanted to use Python 2.4. This is mainly because I
> happen to really like generator expressions and decorators <g>.
> Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew in even a vague sense when
> MacPython 2.4.1 will be released. I understand that Jack is waiting
> on the PythonLabs 2.4.1 release, but even having a reasonably stable
> preview release to work with in the meantime would be good. Will
> 2.4.1 be out within the next few months, or should we start looking at
> 2.3 instead?
> Thanks for your time and patience with a heathen PC user.
I can't speak for when Jack is going to distribute a Python 2.4.1
binary release, but it compiles fine, and the Xcode developers tools
are free, so there isn't much in your way of building your own Python
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