wxPython 2.6 in Ubuntu?
robin at alldunn.com
Thu Feb 10 18:34:33 CST 2005
wxWidgets 2.5.4 will probably be released this weekend or next. If all
goes well then wxPython 2.5.4.x will happen a week or two later.
I havn't yet had a chance to do a new 2.4 release that can be installed
side-by-side with 2.5.3+, but it should be possible to put some hacks
into your pacakge scripts that will allow it. The critical parts are
creating a subdir of site-pacakges like wx-2.4.2-gtk2-unicode, moving
site-packages/wx and site-packages/wxPython to that dir, and creating a
site-packages/wx.pth file that contains the name of the subdir.
Matthias Klose wrote:
> Hi Robin,
> please could you give an update for the state of 2.5.4/2.6? There are
> currently some applications not yet ported to 2.5.x, the current
> packaging doesn't allow parallel installation of the 2.4 and 2.5
> wxpython stuff. That makes the current mix of 2.4/2.5 applications
> Thanks, Matthias
> On Do, 2004-11-11 at 10:07 -0800, Robin Dunn wrote:
>>Jeff Waugh wrote:
>>>On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 08:55 +0200, Peter Damoc wrote:
>>>>Someone from Canonical should get in touch with Robin Dunn (head of
>>>>wxpython devel) and ask him... He is one of the greatest project
>>>>managers I've seen and he is already considering installing Ubuntu (he
>>>>already might have done it)
>>>Okay then... Hi Robin! :-)
>>>Peter suggested I ask you about the timeline for wxPython 2.6, and
>>>whether it will be released in time for inclusion in the next release of
>>>Ubuntu, the Hoary Hedgehog. We're freezing the versions of software we
>>>plan to include at the end of December, shipping our Preview release in
>>>March, and our Final in April . How do your plans for wxPython fit in
>>We don't have a set schedule but I think that it's doubtful that we'll
>>have the 2.6 release ready by your version freeze, but it's possible
>>that 2.5.4 will be ready by then. The current plan is that 2.5.4 will
>>be the last 2.5 release before 2.6 and it will mainly be for ironing out
>>the last few bugs and that no new features will be added between then
>>and 2.6. (So you could think of 2.5.4 as 2.5.99 or a 2.6.preview or
>>The 2.6 release should happen in "early 2005." I don't know if your
>>policies allow for slipping in some things after the version freeze, if
>>so then this might be a good candidate. If not then I would go with
>>whatever is the latest 2.5.x when you do your freeze as it will be lots
>>better than 2.4.2, especially for the gtk+ 2.x port.
>>BTW, just as a comparative datapoint, I noticed the other day that the
>>Yast RPM repositories for SuSE 9.2 have both wxGTK and wxPython RPMs
>>based on my wxPythonSrc-126.96.36.199 tarball, and Mandrake Official 10.1 has
>>wxPython 188.8.131.52 on the CDs, so there are some good precedents for
>>shipping with a 2.5.x release.
>>http://wxPython.org Java give you jitters? Relax with wxPython!
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