We’re introducing a whole new way to work with Python from ActiveState. Rather than a monolithic ActivePython distribution, our Python 3.9 release lets you:
- Manage packages with a single toolchain for both Windows and Linux — reduce tool maintenance overhead
- Deploy into a virtual environment by default (simpler than venv) — run multiple versions of Python without dependency conflicts
- Automatically build dependencies from source in parallel, including linked C libraries — faster, more secure Python builds
Unlike ActivePython, our Python 3.9 provides:
- A much smaller footprint — just the language and the packages you need to get started
- Standard licensing — all the packages you install have just their original licensing
- Command line installation — automated installation with a single line of code
Ready to try it out?
- Build your own version (select “Python” -> “Custom Python Build” -> version 3.9.2), or
- Download just the language and our State Tool CLI and go from there.
- To get started with State Tool, check out our cheat sheet, which shows you how to search/install/remove packages, and otherwise manage your environment.
Problems? Questions? Create a post in the ActiveState Community Forums and let us know.