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Re: [pygame] set new recommendation to which version of pygame?

You don't need to actually download an old version of Python 2.x to have source code that's compatible with the old version. All you need to do is not use the new features of versions 2.6 and 2.7. Besides, if you're a beginner who doesn't know what to download, it probably isn't the best idea to be worrying about supporting old platforms anyway.

--- On Fri, 9/30/11, René Dudfield <renesd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: René Dudfield <renesd@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [pygame] set new recommendation to which version of pygame?
To: pygame-users@xxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, September 30, 2011, 4:35 PM


maybe a note should be added about distribution.  Python2.5 is the best if you want to distribute on old versions of windows.


On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 6:26 PM, Jake b <ninmonkeys@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
For the updated website, what versions do you think we should recommend? Here's what I think:

1) Python version: 2.7 and 2.6 are good.
    (Almost any random module will work with them, many smaller ones are not updated for 3.x )

2) pygame version:
    **need link to the new .exe, which is somewhere in the mailing list**

3) 32bit python also is more common.
    [ You can use 32python on windows 64 bit fine ]

  • you can install multiple versions of python on your computer.
  • You can install multiple versions of python modules on your computer. [See virtualenv ]
From the docs, about version number 2.7:

Python 2.7 is intended to be the last major release in the 2.x series. The Python maintainers are planning to focus their future efforts on the Python 3.x series.

This means that 2.7 will remain in place for a long time, running production systems that have not been ported to Python 3.x.... :