[New-bugs-announce] [issue31103] Windows Installer Product Version 3.6.2150.0 Offset By

Markus Kramer report at bugs.python.org
Wed Aug 2 06:04:48 EDT 2017

New submission from Markus Kramer:

Each Windows installation has a “product version”.

The Windows installer python-3.6.2.exe has product version "3.6.2150.0"  (accessible with context menu / Properties / Details).

This causes at least 2 problems:
 - Automated software inventory relies on product version and therefore does not detect version 3.6.2
 - Microsoft installation guidelines require the first three fields to be smaller than 256.

Proposed alternatives for the value of product version:
- "" to indicate the final release build.
- "" to indicate the build number. The build number may be higher than 256, but this is unusual for a final release.

Side note: 
This is a sub-problem of http://bugs.python.org/issue31077

components: Windows
messages: 299651
nosy: Damon Atkins, Markus Kramer, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Windows Installer Product Version 3.6.2150.0 Offset By
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.6

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