[Pythonmac-SIG] ETA on MacPython 2.4?

Daniel Keep daniel.keep at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 02:47:48 CET 2005

Bob Ippolito wrote:

> 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 
> 2.4.1.
> -bob
Nothing except that I don't have a Mac :P  I only ask because the guy 
with the Mac tried compiling it, but got a slew of compile errors.  Not 
too sure why, but I'll tell him at least one person has gotten it to 
work.  Thanks for the response.

    -- Daniel


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