[Ironpython-users] IronPython 2.7.1 Beta coming this weekend

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Mon Jun 20 18:59:11 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 8:53 AM, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 11:07 PM, Markus Schaber
> <m.schaber at 3s-software.com> wrote:
> > Are there no 3rd-party applications which embed and install IronPython
> > with their own installer?
> >
> > Being afraid of such scenarios was the main reason why we build
> > IronPython on our own (with changed assembly name and signing key) and
> > install that customized version with our CoDeSys installer.
> Yes, but I think everyone chooses the same path you do
> (rebuild/resign). At least, I'm pretty sure that's what Resolver One
> does (I don't know of any other apps ... maybe we need a "Who's
> Using?" page).
> The official installer is downgrade-proof, so other apps should just
> be using that; if anyone else unconditionally puts the IronPython
> files in the GAC, I'm not sure there's much we can do about it, sadly.
> Polite requests and public shaming is about it.
> For embedding, I would recommend you continue what you're doing - it's
> just just straight-up safer. It's a shame zipimport doesn't work; we
> could cut the deployed size of the stdlib down significantly.
> >
> > (The other reason was some suspected collision between the versions
> > compiled for .NET 2.0 and 4.0. We wanted to avoid problems if users
> > install their own IronPython versions. Nowadays, I'm convinced that this
> > problem only arises if you compile an application for .net 4.x which
> > references an IronPython dll compiled for .NET 2.x.
> Different signing keys for .NET 2 and .NET 4 would solve that. Since
> we don't build for .NET 2 anymore it shouldn't be an issue, right?
> - Jeff
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I didn't see an issue filed for the zimport missing, am I just missing it in
the bug tracker?



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