[Python-Dev] xml missing in Windows installer?

Tim Peters tim_one@email.msn.com
Fri, 8 Sep 2000 03:45:14 -0400

[Barry Scott]
> Please don't release new kits with identical names/versions as old kits.

It *is* the 2.0b1 release; the only difference is that two of the 2.0b1 Lib
sub-directories that got left out by mistake got included.  This is
repairing an error in the release process, not in the code.

> How do you expect anyone to tell if they have the fix or not?

If they have Lib\xml, they've got the repaired release.  Else they've got
the flawed one.  They can also tell from Python's startup line:

Python 2.0b1 (#4, Sep  7 2000, 02:40:55) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

The "#4" and the timestamp say that's the repaired release.  The flawed
release has "#3" there and an earlier timestamp.  If someone is still
incompetent to tell the difference <wink>, they can look at the installer
file size.

> Finding and fixing bugs show you care about quality.
> Stealth releases negate the benefit.

'Twasn't meant to be a "stealth release":  that's *another* screwup!  The
webmaster  didn't get the explanation onto the download page yet, for
reasons beyond his control.  Fred Drake *did* manage to update the
installer, and that was the most important part.  The explanation will show
up ... beats me, ask CNRI <wink>.