[Python-Dev] xml missing in Windows installer?

Tim Peters tim_one@email.msn.com
Sat, 9 Sep 2000 07:18:21 -0400

Sorry, but I can't do anything more about this now.  The notice was supposed
to go up on the website at the same instant as the new installer, but the
people who can actually put the notice up *still* haven't done it.

In the future I'll certainly change the filename, should this ever happen
again (and, no, I can't change the filename from here either).

In the meantime, you don't want to hear this, but you're certainly free to
change the filenames on your end <wink -- but nobody yet has reported an
actual real-life confusion related to this, so while it may suck in theory,
practice appears much more forgiving>.

BTW, I didn't understand the complaint about "same name for the filename of
the windows installer, source tar etc.".  The *only* file I had replaced was


I guess Fred replaced the PDF-format doc downloads too?  IIRC, those were
totally broken.  Don't think anything else was changed.

About bug reports, the only report of any possible relevance will be "I
tried to load the xml package under Windows 2.0b1, but got an
ImportError" -- and the cause of that will be obvious.  Also remember that
this is a beta release:  by definition, anyone using it at all a few weeks
from now is entirely on their own.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barry Scott [mailto:barry@scottb.demon.co.uk]
> Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2000 6:40 AM
> To: Tim Peters; python-dev@python.org
> Subject: RE: [Python-Dev] xml missing in Windows installer?
> I understand what you did and why. What I think is wrong is to use the
> same name for the filename of the windows installer, source tar etc.
> Each kit has a unique version but you have not reflected it in the
> filenames. Only the filename is visible in a browser.
> Why can't you add the 3 vs. 4 mark to the file name?
> I cannot see the time stamp from a browser without downloading the file.
> Won't you be getting bug reports against 2.0b1 and not know which one
> the user has unless that realise to tell them that the #n is important?
> You don't have any quick way to check that the webmaster on CNRI
> has change
> the file to your newer version without downloading it.
> I'm sure there are other tasks that user and developers will find
> made harder.
> 	BArry