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I've decided to (finally) start using Python, but when I went to the website I discovered that the latest version is backwards incompatible. Is this likely to affect libraries that I may want to use? In particular, PyGame? Thanks :) Please don't mark your threads 'solved' -- jpetrie [Edited by - jpetrie on January 20, 2009 10:35:16 AM]

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I don't believe PyGame currently works with 3.0. If you're just starting out, you should probably stick with 2.6 for the time being.

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From the PyGame FAQ:
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Does Pygame work with Python 3?

As of January 5, 2009, no. The details for the C api for Python 3.0 were slow to be defined, so no effort was made to update the many Pygame extension modules in time for the 1.9.0 release. Also there are few modules ported to Python 3, and it does not support older operating systems still in use. The Pygame successor, pgreloaded (Pygame Reloaded), is being written to be Python 3 compatible. It is in SVN:

svn co svn://seul.org/svn/pygame/branches/pgreloaded

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Original post by Sneftel
I don't believe PyGame currently works with 3.0. If you're just starting out, you should probably stick with 2.6 for the time being.

Personally I'd recommend 2.5 for a few months yet. 2.6 still lacks some of the libraries that 2.5 has, so can be a problem unless you set up a build environment for them.

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