On 8/29/2019 11:35 AM, Steve Dower wrote:
The launcher is installed separately from the main Python installation. So everyone will have access to the launcher, but only you will have access to the Python install - if someone else on the machine installs Python as well, they won't have to install the launcher. It also means that regular users can install packages without needing to be admin, and without corrupting other user's installs.
I find the layout confusing as it is and suspect that people do not really cognize 'launcher' properly. The layout starts with the specific python to be installed, offers to install it with defaults, jumps to the launcher, which newcomers likely will not understand, and jumps back to offering the one customization for the specific python that does not require hitting the customization button, and which I believe is not available if one does. I believe that that launcher is not installed if it would be a downgrade. I do not understand the shield versus arrow icons.
What I recommend:
Install Python 3.x [Install now] with listed defaults, including no path. [ ] Add 3.x to path # this should be in the python install blue [Customize other features] of the installed python. --- # Some definite separation and distinction from python.exe install
"This installer also installs the multiversion py.exe launcher if doing so would not be a downgrade. If you have admin access, we recommend installing one py.exe for all users. See xxx for how to use py.exe. [ ] Install py.exe for all users.