I'm pleased to announce that ActivePython 2.4.1 build 245 is now
ActivePython 184.108.40.206 is a bug-fix release matching the recent core
Python 2.4.1 release. ActivePython builds for Linux, Solaris and
Windows are available.
We welcome any and all feedback to:
Please file bugs against ActivePython at:
What is ActivePython?
ActivePython is ActiveState's quality-assured binary build of Python.
Builds for Windows, Linux and Solaris and made freely available.
ActivePython includes the Python core and core extensions (zlib 1.2.1,
bzip2 1.0.2, bsddb 4.2.52, Tk 8.4.9, and Tix 8.1.4). On Windows,
ActivePython includes the PyWin32 suite of Windows tools developed by
Mark Hammond, including bindings to the Win32 API and Windows COM, the
Pythonwin IDE, and more.
ActivePython also includes a wealth of Python documentation, including:
- the core Python docs
- Andrew Kuchling's "What's New in Python" series
- the Non-Programmer's Tutorial for Python
- Mark Pilgrim's excellent "Dive into Python", and
- a snapshot of the Python FAQs, HOWTOs and PEPs.
An online version of the docs can be found here:
In particular the Release Notes:
and the Installation Guide:
ActivePython releases also include the following packages:
- a Windows "debug" package: debug-built binaries for ActivePython
users building debug versions of their binary Python extensions
- ActivePython24.chm: an MS compiled help collection of the full
ActivePython documentation set. Linux users of applications such as
xCHM might find this useful. This package is installed by default on
These packages are available from:
On behalf of the team at ActiveState,
Thanks, and enjoy!
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