Projects

Projects are divided into private projects - the language distributions that belong to your organization - and public projects - ActiveState language distributions that include the current release and recent releases our language distributions. For example, the ActiveState/ActivePython-3.6.6 public project contains the Python 3.6.6 core language and a set of 300 verified and pre-built packages for the Linux platform.

Projects View

  • Overview: This page lists the platforms, or specific operating system and hardware the build is compatible with, the open source language release included, and the list of packages included.
  • Builds: Click this tab to download the current installers for the project.
  • History: Click this tab to view the current and previous releases for the project. You can select an earlier release and then access all of the information about the release in the Overview and Builds tabs.
  • Fork It: Click the Fork It button next to the project name enables you to to track updates to the project. Currently, you can fork and modify two ActiveState Community Edition projects and add or remove packages, and then create your own custom distributions. This is a beta feature available now for ActivePython 3.6.6 and ActivePerl 5.26.3 on Linux.

To access projects:

  1. Sign in to the ActiveState Platform and navigate to an organization you belong to that contains the project you are interested in.
  2. The projects available to you are listed on the Dashboard. Click the project you want to open. You can also click on the Projects tab from anywhere in the application to view your personal projects and then click on the project you want to open.

To rename a project:

  1. Navigate to the project you want to rename.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Enter the new name in the Project Name textbox and click Save.

To delete a project:

  1. Navigate to the project you want to rename.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. Click Yes to confirm the project deletion. Note that once you delete the project you cannot reuse the same project name.

Downloading the latest releases

  1. Navigate to the project you want to download from.
  2. Click the Builds tab.
  3. Select the platform to download the installer for.
  4. Click Download.

Downloading earlier releases

  1. Navigate to the project you want to download from.
  2. Click the History tab.
  3. Select the quarterly release you want to download.
  4. Select the platform to download the installer for.
  5. Click Download.

Forking projects

You can fork any project you have created in your personal account, or in any organizations you belong to. For example, you can create a custom project in your personal account and build and test it, and then fork it to an organization you belong to so your entire team has access to the exact same build.

If you belong to an organization on the Business tier or Enterprise tier you can also fork ActiveState managed projects available to that organization. These projects include builds created and tested by ActiveState. Any fork you create from these projects tracks the original project and gets updated packages and bug fixes automatically when ActiveState updates the managed project. These are private projects that you cannot customize. For more information, see Forking projects.

NEW You can also fork two Community Edition projects for Linux. You can fork and modify these projects by adding and removing packages to create your own custom distributions. This is a beta feature available to experiment with for ActivePython 3.6.6 and ActivePerl 5.26.3. We’re working hard to add additional versions and platforms. For more information, see Forking ActiveState Community Edition projects.