Updated Cygwin Package : python-2.6.5-2

Jason Tishler jason@tishler.net
Mon Jun 21 17:37:00 GMT 2010


*** Attention Cygwin Python module package maintainers: ***
*** Cygwin has migrated from Python 2.5 to 2.6.         ***
*** Please build, test, and release your packages ASAP. ***

New News:
=== ====
I have updated the version of Python to 2.6.5-2.  The tarballs should be
available on a Cygwin mirror near you shortly.

The following are the changes since the previous release:

    o promote from experimental to current
    o build against ncursesw (instead of ncurses)
    o export PySignal_SetWakeupFd (used by PyGObject/PyGtk)
    o build _ctypes module against Cygwin's libffi
    o change /usr/bin/python to be a copy instead of a symlink, so
      Cygwin Python is directly executable from Windows

Note if you upgrade to 2.6.5-2, then any Python 2.5 module will no
longer work.

Old News:
=== ====
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language.  If interested, see the Python web site for more details:
                                                                   
    http://www.python.org/                                         

Please read the README file:
                            
    /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/python.README

since it covers requirements, installation, known issues, etc.

Standard News:
======== ====
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin@cygwin.com .

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