ANN: ActivePython 2.6.4.8 is now available

Discussion in 'Python' started by Sridhar Ratnakumar, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. I'm happy to announce that ActivePython 2.6.4.8 is now available for
    download from:

    http://www.activestate.com/activepython/

    This is a patch release that updates ActivePython to core Python 2.6.4.
    We recommend that you try 2.6 version first. See the release
    notes for full details:

    http://docs.activestate.com/activepython/2.6/relnotes.html#changes


    What is ActivePython?
    ---------------------

    ActivePython is ActiveState's binary distribution of Python. Builds
    for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, HP-UX and AIX are made freely available.

    ActivePython includes the Python core and the many core extensions:
    zlib and bzip2 for data compression, the Berkeley DB (bsddb) and SQLite
    (sqlite3) database libraries, OpenSSL bindings for HTTPS
    support, the Tix GUI widgets for Tkinter, ElementTree for XML
    processing, ctypes (on supported platforms) for low-level library
    access, and others. The Windows distribution ships with PyWin32 -- a
    suite of Windows tools developed by Mark Hammond, including bindings
    to the Win32 API and Windows COM.

    Beginning the 2.6.3.7 release, ActivePython includes a binary package
    manager for Python (PyPM) that can be used to install packages much
    easily.

    See this page for full details:

    http://docs.activestate.com/activepython/2.6/whatsincluded.html

    As well, ActivePython ships with a wealth of documentation for both
    new and experienced Python programmers. In addition to the core Python
    docs, ActivePython includes the "What's New in Python" series, "Dive
    into Python", the Python FAQs & HOWTOs, and the Python Enhancement
    Proposals (PEPs).

    An online version of the docs can be found here:

    http://docs.activestate.com/activepython/2.6/

    We would welcome any and all feedback to:



    Please file bugs against ActivePython at:

    http://bugs.activestate.com/query.cgi?set_product=ActivePython


    On what platforms does ActivePython run?
    ----------------------------------------

    ActivePython includes installers for the following platforms:

    - Windows/x86
    - Windows/x64 (aka "AMD64")
    - Mac OS X
    - Linux/x86
    - Linux/x86_64 (aka "AMD64")
    - Solaris/SPARC
    - Solaris/x86
    - HP-UX/PA-RISC
    - AIX/PowerPC
    - AIX/PowerPC 64-bit


    Extra Bits
    ----------

    ActivePython releases also include the following:

    - ActivePython26.chm: An MS compiled help collection of the full
    ActivePython documentation set. Linux users of applications such as
    xCHM might find this useful. This package is installed by default on
    Windows.

    Extra bits are available from:

    http://downloads.activestate.com/ActivePython/etc/


    Thanks, and enjoy!

    The Python Team

    --
    Sridhar Ratnakumar
    sridharr at activestate.com
     
    Sridhar Ratnakumar, Nov 12, 2009
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