Sunday, October 14, 2012

About new release - Python 3.3.0

The new Python 3.3.0 was released on September 29th, 2012.

It's been two weeks since it was launched last version of python and I don't have found complaints about this release.

We can read more about updates and changes made by developers here.

What I think it's more significantly to this version:

  • The new "faulthandler" module that helps diagnosing crashes
  • The new "unittest.mock" module
  • The new "ipaddress" module
  • The "sys.implementation" attribute
  • A policy framework for the email package, with a provisional (see PEP 411) policy that adds much improved unicode support for email header parsing
  • A "collections.ChainMap" class for linking mappings to a single unit
  • Wrappers for many more POSIX functions in the "os" and "signal" modules, as well as other useful functions such as "sendfile()"
  • Hash randomization, introduced in earlier bugfix releases, is now switched on by default
  • A C implementation of the "decimal" module, with up to 120x speedup for decimal-heavy applications
  • The import system (__import__) is based on importlib by default
  • The new "lzma" module with LZMA/XZ support
  • PEP 397, a Python launcher for Windows
  • PEP 405, virtual environment support in core

Let's see how to working the new Python 3.3.0

First download it , unzip and install it. See next:

/Python-3.3.0 $ ./configure 
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for --enable-universalsdk... no
checking for --with-universal-archs... 32-bit
checking MACHDEP... linux
checking for --without-gcc... 

The next step is ...

$ make all

And finally ...

# su 
# ./python setup.py build
running build
running build_ext
INFO: Can't locate Tcl/Tk libs and/or headers

Python build finished, but the necessary bits to build these modules were not found:
_bz2               _dbm               _gdbm           
_lzma              _sqlite3           _ssl            
_tkinter           readline                           
To find the necessary bits, look in setup.py in detect_modules() for the module's name.

I will use it without this modules, until I find a way to fix it.

$ ./python 
Python 3.3.0 (default, Oct 14 2012, 21:42:00) 
[GCC 4.4.1] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> 
>>> import ipaddress

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