Ticket #4923 enhancement closed fixed
updates Download page
|Reported by:||daenney||Owned by:||exarkun|
Currently the Downloads page states that because OS X has a systemwide installation of an old Twisted and there's no safe way to upgrade users are stuck with the Twisted Apple provides.
However, if one would use virtualenv/virtualenvwrapper it's perfectly possible to use a newer version of Twisted:
mkvirtualenv --python=pyton2.6 --no-site-packages --distribute virtualenvname workon virtualenvname pip install twisted
The only problem with this is that a py2app bundled application that requires a newer version of Twisted would need to be launched from within the virtualenv otherwise they'd be stuck on Twisted 8.2.0.
If people are using a newer python version, from MacPython or something like that, their path is changed and they can install Twisted from pypi without breaking anything.