[osgeo4w-dev] Python 2.6

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Jan 6 16:32:24 EST 2010

Patrick Cullen wrote:
>  > 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
>  > OSGeo4W.
> I am building a spatial app with Python and some of the packages in 
> OSGeo4w.  I've hit a point in development where I need features from 
> python 2.6.  Installing a more current python version outside of OSGeo4W 
> doesn't solve my problem because I need the libraries from OSGeo4W.  I 
> would like to upgrade the version of python _WITHIN_ OSGeo4W and if 
> necessary, update the specific python libraries / bindings I am using.  
> I thought this would be easier than the alternative: rolling my own 
> OSGeo4W like environment (python/GDAL/postgres/postgis/).  Maybe not? 


Well, you could use the non-Python aspects of OSGeo4W, and custom
build any OSGeo4W python bindings you want.  That would almost
certainly be easier than starting from scratch.

But you aren't going to get any benefit from the work done within
OSGeo4W on Python.

Best regards,
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