I just compiled MPL (with NumPy for the numerix package) on my new intel-based MacBook. I used the png and freetype libraries installed via i-Installer (http://ii2.sf.net), which are available as universal (i.e., intel-compatible) binaries. AquaTk (universal) was already there.
I did install the latest 2.4 python from source, in order to get readline. After some testing with between the installed python2.3, and the new python2.4, it seems that the newer python is faster, and there are some glitches displaying graphics using the installed python2.3 that I have not yet worked out.
Rob Hetland, Assistant Professor
Dept of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
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