[chimera-dev] timeline for python2.6 in Chimera on OS X?
mmoll at macports.org
Mon Sep 7 12:33:06 PDT 2009
On OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) the default python version is 2.6. Python
2.5 is also available, but is kind of hacky. Part of the problem is
that python2.5 doesn't compile as a framework. Another (possibly
related) problem is that Tk depends on Carbon (at least the "native"
version does) and Carbon no longer exists in 10.6. See http://bugs.python.org/issue6802
I'm relying both on MacPorts and Chimera for dependencies, so I need
them to be in sync (for example, boost.python built against python2.6
won't work with Chimera's python2.5). I could try to hack around the
python2.5 problems on 10.6, but it'd be nice if I could drop in
python2.6 in Chimera and everything would "just work." This is
unlikely going to be the case, so I was wondering if the Chimera team
already has a switch to python2.6 planned in its development roadmap.
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