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What's up with Activestate Python?

On 2019-02-13, Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> anywhere.

FWIW, it's just the 3.6.0 release that was minimal.  The 3.6.6
releases contain the normal set of libraries.  However, the 3.6.6
release for Windows isn't quite out yet...

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