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How to install MySQL-python 1.2.3c1 on Mac OS X

By Trent Mick, May 26, 2009


Just a quick note on getting MySQL-python (aka import MySQLdb) 1.2.3c1 (the
current latest version) to build
and install on Mac OS X, because I hit something that I didn’t see mentioned in
a number of similar posts.

Here are some links that discuss getting MySQL-python to build on Mac OS X:

MySQL-Python and Apple OSX 10.5 (Leopard)
How to install [...]


Just a quick note on getting MySQL-python (aka import MySQLdb) 1.2.3c1 (the
current latest version) to build

Unboxing Workspace

By , May 22, 2009

What’s in the box? With any new thing, unboxing is the moment that anticipation meets realization. It’s a moment so loved that hundreds of people actually photo-document the experience and share it on Flickr.

Where's Git!?

By Troy Topnik, May 20, 2009

We've been getting a lot of people asking when we're going to support
Git in Workspace. It's a fair question,
but the best answer I can give at the moment is "As soon as we possibly
can." Workspace is based on Trac, and
getting Git to integrate well with Trac and all of the plug-ins available on
Workspace is quite a challenge.

Critical systems using Perl, Tcl or Python? Time to think about support.

By Kendra Penrose, May 14, 2009

A recent blog post by Matt Asay caught our eye here at ActiveState:

Category: ActiveBlog

Say Hello World to Workspace

By , May 13, 2009

We're excited to unveil a project we've been working on for months: Workspace.

We call it 'instant infrastructure for managing your software development projects'. It's a web-based tool that helps you manage the software development workflow with tools for:

  • Source code hosting
  • Revision control
  • Feature and issue tracking
  • Project management reporting
  • Communications, like forums, blogs and wikis
Category: announcements

ActiveState sponsors Open Source Bridge

By , May 13, 2009

ActiveState is proud to be a sponsor of Open Source Bridge 2009.

Category: ActiveBlog

Better local development with VMs

By , May 10, 2009

I just downloaded and installed Ubuntu Server 9.04 in a VM Image strictly for the purposes of setting up a simple local dev environment on my MacBook. This is the base image, which I want to configure with some useful but general capabilities. The features are:

Open Web Vancouver 2009: Sessions & Speakers

By , May 4, 2009

We've just posted the speakers / sessions list on the Open Web Vancouver site, and I have to say I'm quite proud of the amazing set of talks and speakers we've attracted this year:

Now, I think *all* the talks are going to be great, but my personal top five *personally most excited about* sessions have to be ( in no particular order ):

Early bird registration for Open Web Vancouver!

By , May 2, 2009

Early bird registration for Open Web Vancouver has been open for a couple of weeks and sales have been brisk. It's really nice to get the Eventbrite emails for 5-packs!

If you're thinking of attending the conference, think seriously about registering before may 10, as after that the price goes up to $185 CDN.

Komodo 5.1.3 released

By Trent Mick, April 29, 2009

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 5.1.3 today. Get
it here:

Komodo IDE
Komodo Edit

Or, if you are currently running any previous Komodo 5, click “Help > Check for
Updates…”. This is a bug fix release and is recommended for all users. See
below for details.

Bug fixes

Some bug fix highlights:

The fast open (aka “Go to File”) dialog had a few [...]

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 5.1.3 today. Get
it here: