[Python-3000] Python 3.0a2 release

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Nov 21 01:26:30 CET 2007

Paul Moore wrote:
> I fear that without
> some free toolset being an option in distutils, the level of
> availability of Windows binaries will drop again.

I think it's important that some truly free toolset such as
mingw remains an option. In fact I think it's even more important
than the free MS compilers. The trouble with their so-called
free compilers is that they don't *stay* free -- any given
version is dangled tantalizingly in front of us for a year or
two and then whisked away.


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