[osgeo4w-dev] Python 2.6

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Jan 6 15:13:32 EST 2010

Patrick Cullen wrote:
> It seems like it would be a fairly common case that an osgeo4w user 
> would 1) only use a small subset of the available packages 2) eventually 
> need to upgrade a package due to external dependencies before everybody 
> else is ready.  This seems especially likely where core components are 
> concerned (Python, ogr, etc.)  Are there docs / email threads 
> addressing?  Surely somebody else has tried to upgrade python or will soon?


OSGeo4W comes with a Python of a particular version (1.5 currently) and
packages (like GDAL and mapserver bindings for instance) that are for that

If you want a different version of Python, just install it outside of
OSGeo4W - but you won't be able to use it with the Python modules for

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