[chimera-dev] timeline for python2.6 in Chimera on OS X?

Mark Moll 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 
  for details.

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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