[Bf-committers] Python thingies in Os X

Jean-Luc Peurière bf-committers@blender.org
Tue, 27 Apr 2004 01:25:36 +0200

following bug #1196 and discussion on irc, there is 2 separates 
problems for python on Os X as Blender is linked statically against 
python but not shipped with non-core libs (this includes os, and math, 
which are very useful and used) :

1/  setting the PYTHONPATH env var on Os X to get from Os site dir for 
non-core python libs
2/  10.2 and 10.3 are not shipped with the same version of python and 
the additionnals libs must match version

Besides, It was said at meeting that blender will be compiled against 
python 2.3.

for point 1/, I've found a solution :  
                    not tested it yet, but Apple Q&A are usually acurate

for point 2/
on 10.3 no problem, python versions matches and blender should search 
them in system without help or with point 1/ if needed
on 10.2, pythons versions do not matches, so we need to install the 
site libs somewhere.
2 solutions ask users to install with fink and use point 1/, or furnish 
as additional download only the libs.
asking to use fink may be a problem (altough it was the reccomended 
solution with 2.32) as some may not appreciate to use an unix tool and 
you need the dev CD installed.