Python version differences between macOS/Windows and Linux builds

Hey @dae,

This is out of curiosity more than anything, but setting up the test matrix for pytest-anki I was recently reminded again that Anki’s static Linux builds are slightly behind in terms of the Python version they ship with (3.8.1 vs. mac & win’s 3.8.6).

I was wondering if there was a particular reason for that, or whether it’s just random happenstance?

Not that this makes a huge difference for add-ons, just a curious detail that I was always wondering about and that just has some minor relevance for reproducing the static version environment in tests.

Updating the Linux Python is more work than the other OSes. The plan is to update it after Qt 6.2 comes out.

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