[chirp_users] New Python coming?

Peter ptlambert at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 5 12:54:07 PST 2019

It's been a very long time for me since I looked at Mac-/anything/, but:

   Homebrew installs the stuff you need 
<https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/> that Apple (or your Linux system) 

brew install tdsmith/ham/chirp

... just uses Homebrew to install the KK7DS Python runtime 
for Mac OSX, right? Will Homebrew still install that runtime into "the 
next release of MacOS", when "32-bit executables will no longer be 

On 3/5/2019 11:34 AM, Tom Hayward wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 9:33 AM <jimmcc at mccorison.com 
> <mailto:jimmcc at mccorison.com>> wrote:
>     The issue is that you must use a specific version of Python,
>     linked to
>     on the install page, for macOS. There is no 64-bit version of it
>     available. Starting with the next release of MacOS, 32-bit
>     executables
>     will no longer be supported. Hence, without an upgrade path, Chirp on
>     Mac will be dead.
> You don't /have/ to install it that way. The runtime is just the 
> original supported method.
> The instructions indicate you can also install via Homebrew:
> https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Download#MacOS-Users
> brew install tdsmith/ham/chirp
> Tom KD7LXL

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