[osgeo4w-dev] Upgrading o4w Python

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Dec 16 12:39:24 EST 2010

On 10-12-16 12:31 PM, Matt Wilkie wrote:
> Hello All,
> What specifically are the impediments to changing Osgeo4W python to 2.7? (or
> any other number for that matter) I don't mean as an end user already using
> o4w, but from the perspective of the project itself; what do we have to do to
> enable us to ship python 2.7?


I think the main barrier is the need to rebuild all the python bindings
for the various packages.  That is a fairly substantial effort.  What
advantages does Python 2.7 give us?  Potentially we could do that as
part of a major refresh when also moving to GDAL 1.8 as our primary GDAL?

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