On 7/10/19, Brendan Barnwell email@example.com wrote:
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?
In a previous reply, I gave a simple example based on FIELD3 of the file version (or product version) that's embedded in python[w].exe. This doesn't require changes to the registry, and doesn't require running the executable to parse version information from stdout, which would be relatively slow. It will only work for releases that have the version info in the executable. I don't recall when we started adding it, but I know the 2.7 executable doesn't have it.