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

Or just allow that discussion to remain on the Python site (http://wiki.python.org/moin/Python2orPython3). Unless Pygame itself has issues with certain versions of Python, there is no place for this discussion on pygame.org, IMO.

--- On Fri, 9/30/11, James Paige <Bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: James Paige <Bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [pygame] set new recommendation to which version of pygame?
To: pygame-users@xxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, September 30, 2011, 6:00 PM

We should not be reccomending any specific version. We should just make
it clear to new users that they have to get the pygame that matches
their version of python.

All the nuances of which version is best for different reasons are
important, but trying to explain them on the download page will only
confuse newcomers.

Maybe just a link on the downloads page that leads to a separate page
titled "How to decided which python+pygame version is best for me"

James Paige

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:26:56AM -0500, Jake b 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 ]
>    Note:
>      * 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.... :
>    --
>    Jake