[osgeo4w-dev] Python 2 & 3 (was Re: #357: python 2.7.4 dll conflicts)

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Thu Apr 25 14:51:30 PDT 2013

Hi Matt,

On Thu, 25. Apr 2013 at 13:13:00 -0700, Matt Wilkie wrote:
> I've been preparing to put forward a discussion about adding python 3 to  
> osgeo4w.

Is python3 worth the effort to port all the packages?

> I'm almost done building packages for python 3.2.4. What I  
> haven't addressed yet is how to have it peacefully co-exist with Python  
> 2.7, and all the packages which depend on it. Actually the first is  
> pretty easy, just move python.exe, pythonw.exe, python27.dll &  
> w9xpopen.exe to `apps\Python27` and adding `setenv_py.bat [2 or 3]`  
> script. It's keeping qgis and friends happy that I don't know about.

Why move python27.dll?  And moving the executables (eg. python.exe) using
python27.dll away from the directory where it exists, would reintroduce the
problem that a python27.dll in system32 would be used.


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