Python 2.5

I have just installed Python 2.5 for Windows.
I was waiting for the Activestate edition, but they have not finalized it yet.

So I have downloaded

  1. python-2.5.msi – The official installed from the python website
  2. pywin32-210.win32-py2.5.exe – win 32 com extensions and development environment
  3. BeautifulSoup-3.0.3 – A screen scrapping library

Included in the 2.5 release is built in support for the SQLite library.
I will be using this extensively soon to back up my favourite web-site and store it in an SQLite database.

How to install BeautifulSoup

[Fri Nov 03] USER=strider [shire] ~/Desktop/BeautifulSoup-3.0.3
[23:44:56] 519 $ sudo python install
Password: xxxxxx
running install
running build
running build_py
creating build
creating build/lib
copying -> build/lib
copying -> build/lib
running install_lib
copying build/lib/ -> /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages
copying build/lib/ -> /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages
byte-compiling /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ to BeautifulSoup.pyc
byte-compiling /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ to BeautifulSoupTests.pyc

The SUDO is probably overkill, but it can’t hurt.