Thomas Heller schrieb:
I would prefer to merge these changes into release25-maint, because I want to also release the standalone ctypes packages from this branch (using it with svn:externals from somewhere else).
That's not a good reason for back-porting. If you want a "maintenance" branch for ctypes, feel free to create one in the subversion, likewise for tags.
OTOH, I can't comment on whether those changes would be acceptable for a backport to the 2.5 maintenance branch - if they don't introduce actual new features, it might be ok.
The official Python 2.5.x win64/AMD64 windows installers should still *not* contain the ctypes package, but they could install it separately.
I don't really understand. Are you planning to back-port PCbuild changes also? If so, how should including those extensions be suppressed?