[Python-Dev] Even more prerelease Python fun on Windows!
Mon, 4 Sep 2000 04:49:12 -0400
[Vladimir Marangozov, heroically responds to pleas for Windows help!]
> 5,783,115 bytes
> In case my feedback matters, being a Windows amateur,
That's *good*: amateurs make better testers because they're less prone to
rationalize away problems or gloss over things they needed to fix by hand.
> the installation went smoothly on my home P100
You're kidding, right? They give away faster processors in cereal boxes now
> with some early Win95 pre-release.
Brrrrrrr. Even toxic waste dumps won't accept *those* anymore!
> In the great Windows tradition, I was asked to reboot & did so.
That's interesting -- first report of a reboot I've gotten. But it makes
sense: everyone else who has tried this is an eager Windows beta tester or
a Python Windows developer, so all their system files are likely up to date.
Windows only makes you reboot if it has to *replace* a system file with a
newer one from the install (unlike Unix, Windows won't let you "unlink" a
file that's in use; that's why they have to replace popular system files
during the reboot, *before* Windows proper starts up).
> The regression tests passed in console mode.
Frankly, I'm amazed! Please don't test anymore <0.9 wink>.
> Then launched successfully IDLE. In IDLE I get *beep* sounds every
< time I hit RETURN without typing anything. I was able to close both
> the console and IDLE without problems.
Assuming you saw Guido's msg about the *beep*s. If not, it's an IDLE buglet
and you're not alone. Won't be fixed for 2b1, maybe by 2.0.
> Haven't tried the uninstall link, though.
It will work -- kinda. It doesn't really uninstall everything on any flavor
of Windows. I think BeOpen.com should agree to buy me an installer newer
than your Win95 prerelease.
> don't-ask-me-any-questions-about-Windows'ly y'rs
I was *going* to, and I still am. And your score is going on your Permanent
Record, so don't screw this up! But since you volunteered such a nice and
helpful test report, I'll give you a relatively easy one: which company
A. BeOpen PythonLabs
F. Red Hat
G. General Motors
H. Corporation for National Research Initiatives
I. Free Software Foundation
J. Sun Microsystems
K. National Security Agency
hint:-it's-the-only-one-without-an-"e"-ly y'rs - tim