On 2019-07-09 23:23, Alex Walters wrote:
I have made this suggestion in the past. The response then was that there is no metadata in the windows install that includes if the release is development or stable (that information is not stored in the registry). I was advised to adjust my configuration of the py.exe launcher to set a different default version.
I think that's a reasonable stance to take with development versions - they are intended for testing in specialist situations, so you can expect the users to take the extra steps to make sure using them doesn't blow up their world.
It still would be nice if the registry details of the install had a bool "stable" field that py.exe could poll. I can't imagine it adds a lot to the release process, or adds significant complexity to the launcher, and that negates the need to update the launcher regularly.
I agree that it seems the real problem here is the lack of a real way to determine if an available version is a real release or a prerelease/beta. Is it not possible to change that, so that it is possible for the launcher to quickly and easily determine the highest release version available?