[CentOS-announce] Announcing release for Python 2.7, 3.3 and 3.4 on CentOS Linux 6 and 7 x86_64 SCL

Thu Dec 17 13:52:58 UTC 2015
Honza Horak <hhorak at redhat.com>

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of versions 2.7, 3.3 
and 3.4 of the Python on CentOS Linux 6 x86_64 and CentOS Linux 7 
x86_64, delivered via a Software Collection (SCL) built by the SCLo 
Special Interest Group (https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/SCLo).

You can get started in three easy steps (example of Python 3.4):
   $ sudo yum install centos-release-scl
   $ sudo yum install rh-python34
   $ scl enable rh-python34 bash

At this point you should be able to use python just as a normal
application. An examples of commands run might be:
   $ python my-app.py
   $ easy_install Flask
   $ easy_install Django
   $ bundle

In order to view the individual components included in this
collection, including additional python modules, you can run:
   $ sudo yum list rh-python34\*

About Software Collections
Software Collections give you the power to build, install, and use 
multiple versions of software on the same system, without affecting 
system-wide installed packages. Each collection is delivered as a group 
of RPMs, with the grouping being done using the name of the collection 
as a prefix of all packages that are part of the software collection.

The collections rh-python34, python33 and python27 deliver versions 3.4, 
3.3 and 2.7 of the Python interpreter, pip installer (except python33, 
which does not include pip) and some other modules that are also 
included in the collections as RPMs.

For more on the Python, see https://www.python.org/.

The SCLo SIG in CentOS
The Software Collections SIG group is an open community group 
co-ordinating the development of the SCL technology, and helping curate 
a reference set of collections. In addition to the Python collections 
being released here, we also build and deliver databases, web servers, 
and language stacks including multiple versions of PostgreSQL, MariaDB, 
Apache HTTP Server, NodeJS, Ruby and others.

Software Collections SIG release was announced at 

You can learn more about Software Collections concepts at: 
You can find information on the SIG at 
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/SCLo ; this includes howto 
get involved and help with the effort.

We meet every second Wednesday at 16:00 UTC in #centos-devel (ref: 
https://www.centos.org/community/calendar), for an informal open forum 
open to anyone who might have comments, concerns or wants to get started 
with SCL's in CentOS.


SCLo SIG member