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ActivePython and released!

Friday, 12 December 2008

All ActivePython downloads are also available here.

Python 3.0 was released last week and we've 1 managed to get ActivePython builds for all our platforms and give them a smoke test.

Now that Python 3.0 is final I'm really looking forward to seeing where Python 3 goes. I'm sure it will be (and feel like) a long transition from Python 2, but I think a year or two from now we'll look back at the rare Python 2 usage not miss it. The semantic changes involved in the str/unicode/bytes changes will be a royal pain, but this had to be done and the long term benefits of sane Unicode handling will be huge.

  1. For the last few years I've been maintaining ActivePython myself. For these latest releases I'm happy to have Andreas Kupries helping out with ActivePython build engineering. 

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