[Pythonmac-SIG] ETA on MacPython 2.4?

Bob Ippolito 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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