[Pythonmac-SIG] Why Do I Explicitly Need MacPython

Blake Winton bwinton at latte.ca
Wed Sep 20 20:18:34 CEST 2006

Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On 9/19/06, Robert Love <rblove at airmail.net> wrote:
>> I'd like a simple explanation of what MacPython does for me and my
>> existing installation.  I did check the FAQ but didn't see any thing
>> like this.
> MacPython is newer and community supported. It can be used to build
> universal redistributable applications. Universal MacPython 2.4.3 is
> the safest bet right now, 2.5 just came out (today!) and there are
> known incompatibilities with several popular applications. There also
> many pre-built easy to install libraries available for 2.4:
> http://pythonmac.org/packages/py24-fat/

As a side question, why go with MacPython instead of MacPorts' version 
of Python?  (I've gone with MacPython, personally, but I'm not really 
clear what the reasons were, other than it seems to work okay this way.)


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