wxPython 2.6 in Ubuntu?

Robin Dunn 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
> uninstallable.
> 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 [1]. How do your plans for wxPython fit in
>>>with that?
>>Hi Jeff,
>>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 
>>whatever <wink>)
>>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- tarball, and Mandrake Official 10.1 has 
>>wxPython on the CDs, so there are some good precedents for 
>>shipping with a 2.5.x release.
>>Robin Dunn
>>Software Craftsman
>>http://wxPython.org  Java give you jitters?  Relax with wxPython!

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