Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#4923 enhancement closed fixed (fixed)

updates Download page

Reported by: Daenney Owned by: Jean-Paul Calderone
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: website Keywords:
Cc: oubiwann, Thijs Triemstra Branch:


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.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by DefaultCC Plugin

Cc: oubiwann added

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Jean-Paul Calderone

Owner: set to Glyph

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Thijs Triemstra

Cc: Thijs Triemstra added
Owner: changed from Glyph to Jean-Paul Calderone

I don't have rights to modify this page, exarkun does, so assigning to him.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Jean-Paul Calderone

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I edited the page. It now. suggests that even on OS X Twisted can be installed from source if desired.

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