python version problem

Ive just set up a 16.04 box and started following the directions in the manual for creating plugins. reports python doesnt have v3.6+


Ubuntu 16.04 is pretty old. Are you able to develop on a machine newer than that?

If you’re using Ubuntu 16.04 to build freeware/commercial plugins for production distribution, that’s understandable but you could use Docker for that on a newer Linux/Mac machine.

I thought I had to use 16.04 becase of the libraries

What libraries? Is there a source that says that so I can clear up the documentation?

The documentation does not need clearing up, this is just a misunderstanding.

Edit: I can’t even find the bit about testing for 16.04 as a minimum :thinking:

You’re right that Ubuntu 16.04 is the require Linux OS for building production builds for VCV Library (because of glibc and libstdc++ versions), but if your plugin is open-source, we do that for you so you don’t have to install Ubuntu 16.04 yourself. However, if your plugin is freeware/commercial and you provide VCV with binaries only, we need them to be built with Ubuntu 16.04. We state this when someone contacts us about providing their own builds.

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