[CentOS-announce] Announcing release of Python 3.5 on CentOS Linux 7 x86_64 SCL

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Tue Jul 19 08:40:49 UTC 2016

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Python in version 
3.5 on CentOS Linux 7 x86_64, delivered via a Software Collection (SCL) 
built by the SCLo Special Interest Group 

You can get started in three easy steps:
      $ sudo yum install centos-release-scl
      $ sudo yum install rh-python35
      $ scl enable rh-python35 bash

At this point you should be able to use python just as a normal 
application. Here are some examples of commands you can run:
      $ python my-app.py
      $ sudo easy_install Flask
      $ sudo easy_install Django

In order to view the individual components included in this collection, 
including additional python modules, you can run:
      $ sudo yum list rh-python35\*

Last but not least you can try this Software Collection in Docker. You 
can pull the image with the following command:
      $ sudo docker pull centos/python-35-centos7

For more on the docker image follow the link to public source 
repository: https://github.com/sclorg/s2i-python-container

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

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 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 collection Python 
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, Ruby on Rails and others.

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.


(thanks trepik for preparing the announcement)

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