[Python-3000] Python 3.0a2 release

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Nov 20 22:02:35 CET 2007

> 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?

Ah, that. I would certainly hope so - although we may see 3.0a3 first,
as VS 2008 is planned for February.

> In other words: Do we want to support outdated compilers for legacy
> reasons or can we stick to 2005 as the minimum version?

We keep the build files around for a while in the PC subdirectory.
Sometimes, people contribute patches to keep them working, and as
long as there are users, I see no reason to drop the build files.

Python should *definitely* continue to compile with older compilers
(although breaking them is fine if they don't provide header files
for functionality that we would like to use).

> The directory
> and registry layouts of 8.0 and 9.0 are almost identical. My
> modifications may work for both compilers.

I doubt that. VisualStudioProject::Version indicates what compiler
version a project file is good for, so I think the PCbuild9 directory
can only work with VS 2008.


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