[Bf-committers] Moving to Python 3.2.x

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 12:35:57 CET 2011

Now we have Mac & Windows building with python 3.1 we can drop support
for all OS's.
For Linux this probably means you'll need to build your own since few
distributions support py3.2 yet.

I've updated the instructions for building python here.

note, since our wiki update the syntax highlighting has gone a strange
(since moving servers) so some text is easier to read when selected.

One gotcha with 3,.2 is that python now has a suffix which depends on
build-options so you may have libpython32mu.so or libpython32d.so,
where before it was simply libpython32.so.

>From ./configure.in
 * --with-pydebug (adds a 'd')
 * --with-pymalloc (adds a 'm')
 * --with-wide-unicode (adds a 'u')

This means getting the path to includes & libs isn't so simple
anymore, for linux it may be best to search for all possibly
combinations of d/m/u to detect the python version, but for now these
need to be set manually.

- Campbell

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