[csw-maintainers] Support for multiple Python versions

Philip Brown phil at bolthole.com
Sat Oct 16 02:02:17 CEST 2010

On 10/15/10, Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski <maciej at opencsw.org> wrote:
> I read the descriptions of these two packages:
> http://packages.debian.org/sid/python-support
> http://packages.debian.org/sid/python-central
> The idea seems to be to provide a special mechanism to build modules
> that can be used with more than one version of Python (or any version
> of Python, not sure yet).  I haven't dissected their internal
> workings, but I think that it's generally a way to make the life
> easier and remove the need to build and distribute each module for
> each Python version.  The first, python-support provides install-time
> support such as compilation to bytecode.  The other, python-central,
> is a helper tool to build Python modules compatible with multiple
> Python versions.

Interesting. So sounds like their "python-support" is somewhat similar
to our cswpycompile, and python-central, is something that we could
also benefit from (and possibly our cswpycompile could use, or perhaps

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