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ActivePython 2.6.7.20 Release Notes

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Release History and Changes (2.6)

What's New in ActivePythonEE-2.6.7.20

Release date: June-2011

New Features & Upgrades

  • Upgrade to Python 2.6.7 (release notes)
  • Upgrade to pythonselect 1.3 which supports Windows
  • Upgrade to PyPM 1.3.4:
    • [Windows] Bug #89474: automatically expand %APPDATA%PythonScripts
    • Bug #90382: --no-ignore option to fail immediately for missing packages
  • Upgraded the following packages:
    • Distribute-0.6.19
    • pip-1.0.1
    • virtualenv-1.6.1

Noteworthy Changes & Bug Fixes

  • PyPM:
    • Upgrade to six 1.0.0
    • Bug #89540: uninstall command now properly removes symlinks
    • Bug #89648: shebang fixer skips symlinks

What's New in ActivePythonEE-2.6.6.19

Release date: Feb-2011

New Features & Upgrades

  • Security upgrade to openssl-0.9.8r
  • Upgrade to PyPM 1.3.3
  • [Windows] Upgrade to PyWin32 CVS snapshot as of 2011-01-16

Noteworthy Changes & Bug Fixes

  • PyPM bug fixes:
    • Bug #88791: fail immediately for missing dependencies

What's New in ActivePython-2.6.6.18

Release date: 12-Jan-2010

New Features & Upgrades

  • Upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5.9 (changes)
  • Security upgrade to openssl-0.9.8q
  • [MacOSX] Tkinter now requires ActiveTcl 8.5 64-bit (not Apple's Tcl/Tk 8.5 on OSX)
  • Upgrade to PyPM 1.3.0:
    • Programmatic use via pypm.cmd(['install', 'foo'])
    • Support for postinstall and conditional user-notes
  • Package updates:
    • pip-0.8.2

Noteworthy Changes & Bug Fixes

  • [Windows 64-bit] issue8275: turn off optimization for the ctypes module
  • PyPM bug fixes:
    • Fix needless truncation of output when piping (eg: pypm list | less)
    • Respect download cache of *.pypm packages (don't redownload)
    • Bug #88882: Fix pickle incompatability (sqlite) on Python 3.x

What's New in ActivePython-2.6.6.17

Release date: 19-Nov-2010

New Features & Upgrades

  • Security upgrade to openssl-0.9.8p
  • Upgrade to PyPM 1.2.5; noteworthy changes:
    • New command 'pypm log' to view log entries for last operation
    • depgraph bug fixes (Bug #88664, #88825)
    • Fix: ignore empty lines in requirements.txt
    • Ignore comments (starting with #) in the requirements file

What's New in ActivePythonEE-2.6.6.16

Release date: 05-Nov-2010

New Features & Upgrades

  • Upgrade to PyPM 1.2.3; noteworthy changes:
    • Faster startup (performance) especially on Windows.
    • Rewrite of an improved dependency algorithm (#88038)
    • install/uninstall now accepts the --nodeps option
    • 'pypm install <url>' to directly download and install a .pypm file
    • 'pypm show' shows other installed packages depending on the shown package
    • 'pypm show' accepts --rdepends to show the list of dependents
    • 'pypm show' shows extra dependencies (for use in the 'install' cmd)
    • 'pypm show' lists all available versions in the repository
    • 'pypm freeze' to dump installed packages as requirements (like 'pip freeze')
    • Support for pip-stye requirements file ('pypm install -r requirements.txt')
    • Bug #87764: 'pypm upgrade' will not error out for missing packages
    • Bug #87902: fix infinite loops with cyclic package dependencies (eg: plone)
    • Bug #88370: Handle file-overwrite conflicts (implement --force)
  • Upgraded the following packages:
    • Distribute-0.6.14
    • pip-0.8.1
    • SQLAlchemy-0.6.5
    • virtualenv-1.5.1

Noteworthy Changes & Bug Fixes

  • Bug #87951: Exclude PyPM install db to prevent overwriting user's database.
  • Bug #87600: create a idleX.Y script on unix
  • [Windows] Installer upgrade: automatically uninstall previous versions - Bug #87783
  • [Windows] Renamed "python26.exe" to "python2.6.exe" (Unix like)
  • [Windows] Include "python2.exe"

What's New in ActivePython-2.6.6.15

Release date: 25-Aug-2010

New Features & Upgrades

  • Upgrade to Python 2.6.6 (release notes)
  • Security upgrade to openssl-0.9.8o
  • [MacOSX] 64-bit support; uses Tcl/Tk 8.5
  • Upgrade to PyPM 1.1.1; noteworthy changes:
    • Custom config file support w/ new repository settings (-R free,be instead of -L)
    • Support for installing a local package, eg: pypm install /path/to/foo.pypm
    • Bug #87687: Prevent partial downloading of repo index cache
  • Upgraded the following packages:
    • Distribute-0.6.14
    • pip-0.8
    • SQLAlchemy-0.6.3

Noteworthy Changes & Bug Fixes

  • [MacOSX] Fix Help index on Snow Leopard (10.6) - Bug #87290
  • [Windows] Add file extension to Toolsscripts2to3.py - Bug #87465

What's New in ActivePython-2.6.5.14

Release date: 07-Jul-2010

New Features & Upgrades

  • Upgrade to PyPM 1.0.2
    • 'pypm search' now also shows if a package is installed and upgradeable
    • 'pypm info' now prints a concise representation by default
    • 'pypm list --short' will show only packages names; for scripting purposes
    • Respect distutils install schemes (purelib, scripts)

Noteworthy Changes & Bug Fixes

  • [MacOSX] Fix /usr/local/bin symlinks to not use the 'Current' symlink
  • [MacOSX] Fix uninstall on Snow Leopard (10.6)
  • [Windows] Include IDLE in the Start Menu shortcut, instead of PythonWin

What's New in ActivePythonEE-2.6.5.13

Release date: 12-May-2010

New Features & Upgrades

  • [Linux] Include Tcl/Tk development files (#40)
  • [AIX] SSL is now included in AIX builds
  • Support for new platform: HP-UX IA64 32-bit
  • Upgrade to PyPM 1.0.0
    • New option -g to work on global site-packages
    • #135: Don't error out if any of specified package in 'pypm rm' is not installed
    • #132: informative error msg for 'pypm install/remove' without args
    • #110: Show URL in network related errors
    • #133: Skip fixing shebang for scripts that do not use Python (eg: shell scripts)

What's New in ActivePython-2.6.5.12

Release date: 24-Mar-2010

New Features & Upgrades

  • Upgrade to Python 2.6.5 (release notes)
  • Upgrade to PyPM 1.0.0c1
    • Support for upgraing installed packages ("pypm upgrade")
    • install/uninstall commands now accept multiple package names
    • Fix #126: Handle whitespace in the path to python executable
  • Include pythonselect, for activating the specified Python version on OSX

What's New in ActivePython-2.6.4.11

Release date: 25-Feb-2010

New Features & Upgrades

  • [Windows] PyWin32 support on 64-bit (#20)

What's New in ActivePython-2.6.4.10

Release date: 01-Feb-2010

New Features & Upgrades

  • PyPM is now included in 64-bit Windows and Linux builds
  • Upgrade to PyPM 0.2.0b1
  • Include Distribute instead of setuptools
  • Include pip
  • Upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5.8 (`changes`_)
  • [Windows] Upgrade to Pywin32 CVS (2009-11-10)
  • [Windows] Support for OpenSSL in 64-bit (#22)

Noteworthy Changes & Bug Fixes

  • [Windows] Fix broken IDLE on the 64-bit build (#13)
  • [Windows] Include Tcl/Tk header files (#28)
  • Remove zc.lockfile package that was messing up buildouts.

System Message: WARNING/2 (<string>, line 282); backlink

Duplicate explicit target name: "changes".

What's New in ActivePython 2.6.4.9

Release date: 01-Dec-2009

New Features & Upgrades

  • Security upgrade to openssl-0.9.8l

Noteworthy Changes & Bug Fixes

  • setuptools was not updated (0.6c9 to 0.6c11) on the previous Mac build; fix it.

What's New in ActivePython 2.6.4.8

Release date: 12-Nov-2009

New Features & Upgrades

Noteworthy Changes & Bug Fixes

  • [Windows] Allow side-by-side installation of 32-bit and 64-bit builds (#11)
  • [Windows] Enable ctypes extension on Win64 (#12)
  • [Windows] Fix extra slash in %PATH% (bug 85132)

What's New in ActivePython 2.6.3.7

Release date: 06-Oct-2009

New Features & Upgrades

  • Upgrade to Python 2.6.3 (release notes)
  • New tool: PyPM (Python Package Manager) in Linux, Mac and Windows 32-bit builds

Noteworthy Changes & Bug Fixes

  • Fix issue7052: a critical regression in the logging module
  • Fix issue7064: regression in setuptools' build_ext behavior
  • Fix the MacOSX build to use Tcl/Tk 8.5.x (bug 84679)
  • [Windows] Add Scripts\ and %APPDATA\Python\Scripts (PEP 370) to PATH environment variable
  • [Windows] Add registry entries to the correct location on 64-bit (bug 84403)

What's New in ActivePython 2.6.2.3

Release date: 05-Aug-2009

Noteworthy Changes & Bug Fixes

  • [AIX] Fix compile error in the cmath extension
  • [AIX] Add powerpc 64-bit support

Internal Build Changes

  • [Windows] Appropriate Merge Modules are included in WiX (bug 82899)

What's New in ActivePython 2.6.2.2

Release date: 04-Apr-2009

New Features & Upgrades

  • Upgrade to Python 2.6.2 (release notes)
  • Upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5.7 and Tix 8.4.3
  • [Windows] Upgrade to PyWin32 211+ (CVS sources as of 2008-06-24)
  • [Windows] x64 build available
  • Security upgrade to openssl-0.9.8k

What's New in ActivePython 2.6.1.1

Release date: 5-Dec-2008

New Features & Upgrades

What's New in ActivePython 2.6.0.0

Release date: 13-Nov-2008

New Features & Upgrades

Docutils System Messages

System Message: ERROR/3 (<string>, line 270); backlink

Duplicate target name, cannot be used as a unique reference: "changes".

Known Issues

This section lists known issues with ActivePython and Python.

Windows

Mac OS X

  • ActivePython 2.5 does not include documentation (Bug #90508)

Linux

  • The hashlib module may not import on certain versions of RHEL and CentOS with SELinux enabled. See Bug #88464 for a workaround.