What’s New

Check out the latest Platform features and our updates to Python, Perl, Ruby, and Tcl.

Package and language version updates | ActiveState Platform Roadmap

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Community Editions Being Replaced By ActiveState Platform

August 2021All Tiers

ActiveState’s Community Edition (CE) language distributions (ActivePython, ActivePerl and ActiveTcl) are being phased out. These kinds of global installers will soon be available only to our Enterprise users. Instead, ActiveState is replacing them with the ActiveState Platform ecosystem, which provides users with a secure open source supply chain and advanced package management capabilities.

This blog explains why and this webinar goes over the Platform's features.

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Identify & Resolve Security Vulnerabilities Faster

June 2021All Tiers

Shorten the lengthy remediation process of investigating, rebuilding, retesting and updating runtime environments. The ActiveState Platform lets you find, fix and automatically rebuild a secure version of your Python, Perl and Tcl environments in minutes, decreasing Mean Time To Remediation (MTTR) from days to hours.

Read How To Remediate Your Open Source Vulnerabilities Quicker or watch a demonstration.

Python 3.9 Beta

Python 3.9

March 2021All Tiers

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

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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?

Problems? Questions? Create a post in the ActiveState Community Forums and let us know.

CVE Beta

CLI-Enabled Security/CVE Reports

March 2021Business Tier, Enterprise Tier

View the number and severity of vulnerabilities in your Python or Perl projects at a glance, or access a detailed report using the State Tool by running state cve.

See how it works.

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