Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#4923 enhancement closed fixed (fixed)

updates Download page

Reported by: daenney Owned by: exarkun
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: website Keywords:
Cc: oubiwann, thijs 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 6 years ago by DefaultCC Plugin

  • Cc oubiwann added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by exarkun

  • Owner set to glyph

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by thijs

  • Cc thijs added
  • Owner changed from glyph to exarkun

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

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by exarkun

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

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

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