[Stackless] Fwd: Stackless Python 2.6.3 for OSX (dmg)

Richard Tew richard.m.tew at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 07:38:35 CEST 2009

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Jeff Senn <senn at maya.com> wrote:
> This whole issue (the side-by-side install of Stackless and "normal" Python)
> is more complicated than it seems (unless I really want a 150MB copy of
> something that is 99% the same and then remember which one is which, and
> which packages are installed where) -- and since Stackless is meant
> as a (mostly) fully compatible drop-in for "normal" Python IMHO the
> "right" thing to do is replace (or originate) the /Library/Framework python
> install.  Note that on the Mac if you even *have* a /Library/Framework
> install, then you've already installed a non-factory Python distribution
> (the stock OS-X one is in /System/Library/...) so the ramifications
> are less than if we were replacing the version that shipped with the OS.
> I suppose it might be a good idea to provide an alternative installer
> that does a side-by-side install... maybe the first person who needs
> it can contribute to the cause... :-)

Is there something we can put on the downloads page which tells people
the right thing to do for Macs?

And does this mean with that there, we can delete all the Mac
installers we already have.


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