[Python-3000] Python 3.0a2 release
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Tue Nov 20 07:23:57 CET 2007
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> We should also start to discuss how to address some Windows problems.
>> Amaury has brought up some important points and I like to get some
>> feedback on the default compiler topic. Are we going to drop VS 2003
>> after the 3.0a2 release and use VS 2008 as the default compiler?
> We cannot use that compiler for binary releases until the compiler
> itself is released, as the license agreement for the beta releases
> of the compiler forbid such usage.
> So if VS 2003 support is dropped, releases would have to be made with
> VS 2005, until VS 2008 gets released.
I don't want to drop VS 2003 before VS 2008 is released. Please let me
rephrase the sentence and add some information which didn't find the way
from my brain into the keyboard:
Are we going to drop VS 2003 after the 3.0a2 release and use VS 2008 as
the default compiler once it has been released, too?
In other words: Do we want to support outdated compilers for legacy
reasons or can we stick to 2005 as the minimum version? The directory
and registry layouts of 8.0 and 9.0 are almost identical. My
modifications may work for both compilers.
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