Archives August 2022

Python Version Support Ideas

As a general rule, I don't like to just stop supporting Python releases just for the sake of deprecation. I try to be relatively wide in the set of Python's I'll support for my libraries, with my current general rule being 2.7, 3.6+ .

Why those? Well, 2.7 is still on RHEL/Centos for another year ...

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Cleaning up the PyOpenGL Demos

Spent a bit of my second-last-day-of-vacation cleaning up the PyOpenGL Demos so that they run with current Python 3.10, PyOpenGL, numpy and PIL and can be installed as a package rather than only being usable via a git checkout.

There were a few bits of bit-rot, mostly around ctypes no longer allowing you to raise ...

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What's with the bot fodder on planet python?

It seems that someone has created a script to generate posts of the form "ModuleNotFoundError..." with a generic "so install the package" article body. I can only imagine this is to get Google ranking. But why is it on planet python? It's a hell of a lot of spam when almost everyone following planet python ...

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