ActivePython 2 and ActivePython 3 for WinXP SP3 32bit and Win7 SP1 64bit

Posted by np85 on 2017-07-14 05:59


I had no idea there were different ActiveState Pyhton typologies (i.e. FirstClass and "regular").

1) Where can I get the latest "regular" ActiveState Pyhton 2 for 32bit Windows XP SP3 and for 64bit Windows 7 SP1?
2) Where can I get the latest "regular" ActiveState Python 3 for 32bit Windows XP SP3 and for 64bit Windows 7 SP1?

and here
I can read "ActivePython requires Windows XP, or later.".

Thank you!

ActiveState Staff
Fri, 2017-07-14 07:24

Will need to get back to you on 2.7 but you can get 3.6.0 from here:

np85 | Fri, 2017-07-14 09:33

Thank you, but the files you suggested here
are the same ones available here
ActivePython- is not running on my 32bit Win XP SP3

ActiveState Staff
Mon, 2017-07-17 08:02

"First Class" is internal branding for our projects to improve the baseline content of our Python distributions. We have not shipped an improved "Flrst Class" Python 3.6 yet, so what you have tried *is* what you are asking for but is not what you want.

The newest releases of ActivePython are the 2.7 and 3.5 releases available here:

We have not supported XP since April 2014. If you must use an outdated, obsolete operating system, you must also use one of the equivalently old Business Edition versions of ActivePython.

np85 | Tue, 2017-07-18 00:39

Hello grahams,
thanks for your feedback.
Concerning "FirstClass" it was i-shenl who mentioned that to me.
So, if it's internal stuff why not keeping it internal so to avoid confusing community-stuff users like me?
Also: why providing 2.7 FirstClass and 3.6 "regular" without any clear indication here that this is the situation? This is confusing as well. As far as I'm concerned I would like to get also 2.7 "regular", for instance (but this doesn't really matter here).
Concerning WinXP SP3 32bit, why not making what you wrote, clearly explicit in your docs?
That is: community-stuff from ActiveState does not support WinXP SP3 32bit anymore (and this is more than understandable, afaic).
Instead here
and here
I can just read a generic/useless "ActivePython requires Windows XP, or later".
This is, alas, confusing by the date of July 2017!
Final thing: this way of ActiveState forum of not publishing user's posts seeking for help (only one third of mine got published in these days) and replying by adding another subject to every post instead of keeping the one originally chosen by who posted, is (I guess you get it by now) really confusing.