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What's up with Activestate Python?

For many, many years I've always installed ActiveState's ActivePython
Community edition when forced to use Windows.  It has always included
all of the "extra" libraries that I didn't wan't to install (or
couldn't because I didn't have a C compiler for Windows).

I recently decided to upgrade my Win7 machine from ActivePython 3.5.4
to 3.6.

... and all of apps stopped working.  ActivePython 3.6 appears to be a
minimal install that includes nothing but CPython.  Comparing the
download sizes makes this obvious:

-rw-r--r-- 1 grante users 223056832 Mar 26  2018 ActivePython-
-rw-r--r-- 1 grante users 225065576 May 29  2018 ActivePython-
-rw-r--r-- 1 grante users  30297136 Feb 13 16:28 ActivePython-

I've searched the ActiveState web site, and the fact that they've
stopped including "extra" libraries doesn't seem to be documented

I guess it's time to switch to Anaconda or ???

Grant Edwards               grant.b.edwards        Yow! Is this going to
                                  at               involve RAW human ecstasy?