[PyQt] Re: Python 2.5, 2.6 ?

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Wed May 20 23:22:20 BST 2009

On Wed, 20 May 2009 11:42:46 -0800, Joshua Kugler <joshua at joshuakugler.com>
> Phil Thompson wrote:
>>> So far, scipy and matplotlib do not have a distribution for python 2.6
>>> It seems that we cannot upgrade to 2.6...
> OP: Is there something that keeps you from compiling those packages
> yourself?
>> The Python 2.5 installer will be kept for the foreseeable future - but
>> won't be updated when new versions of PyQt are released.
> Phil: Just wondering why this is the case?  2.5 is still quite active and
> used "in the wild" with 2.6 not all that wide spread yet.  Especially
> distributions that have LTS-type support (e.g. Ubuntu 8.04) which will be
> supported on the desktop for two more years.  In that time, there won't
> any upgrade to 2.6.

We are talking about Windows only. As you say there is nothing stopping
people for compiling things themselves.


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