[Numpy-discussion] [Pythonmac-SIG] Problem with numpy on Leopard
Thu Nov 1 23:11:36 CDT 2007
> It's not entirely silly. This has been the advice given to app
> developers on this list and the PyObjC list for years now. It's nice
> to have a better system Python for quick scripts, but it's still the
> System Python. It's Apples, for their stuff that uses Python. And it
> is specific to OS 10.5. If you use it to build your app, your app is
> pretty much guaranteed not to work when someone tries to run it on
> 10.6, etc.
At some level I agree - I haven't used the system python on Tiger for
a long time now. But, that is not how Apple "sells" the python on
> Maybe they have changed how py2app works in 10.5, but the old behavior
> was to embed Python into your app, UNLESS it was the system python.
> Unless there is evidence to the contrary (I don't have Leopard yet), I
> assume that is still true.
> The old advice still holds: For building apps, install your own
> framework build of Python, put it first in your path, and add any
> libraries you require to it. Then you have control over what goes
> into your app, not Apple.
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