2010-08-11

How to try Stackless Python on Linux without installing it?

This blog post gives instructions on trying Stackless Python without installing it on Linux systems (32-bit and 64-bit).

Use the Stackless version of the StaticPython binary, which is a portable version of Stackless Python 2.7 for Linux systems. It is linked statically, with most standard Python modules and C extensions included in the executable binary, so no installation is required. Here is how to try it:

$ wget -O stackless2.7-static \
  http://pts-mini-gpl.googlecode.com/files/stackless2.7-static
$ chmod +x stackless2.7-static
$ ./stackless2.7-static
Python 2.7 Stackless 3.1b3 060516 (release27-maint, Aug 11 2010, 13:55:35) 
[GCC 4.1.2] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import stackless
>>> 

See more information about features, suggested uses and limitations on the StaticPython home page.

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