[Python-Dev] 2.0b2 is ... released?
Wed, 27 Sep 2000 05:19:03 -0400
>> The other guys are sleeping and I'm on vacation. It *appears* that our
>> West Coast webmasters may have finished doing their thing, so
>> pending Jeremy's official announcement perhaps you'd just like to
>> check it out:
>> I can't swear it's a release. *Looks* like one, though!
> the daily URL says so too:
Thanks, /F! I'll *believe* it's a release if I can ever complete
downloading the Windows installer from that site. S-l-o-w!
> (but even though we removed some 2.5 megs of unicode stuff,
> the new tarball is nearly as large as the previous one. less filling,
> more taste?)
Heh, I expected *that* one: the fact that the Unicode stuff was highly
compressible wasn't lost on gzip either. The Windows installer shrunk less
than 10%, and that includes savings also due to (a) not shipping two full
copies of Lib/ anymore (looked like an ancient stray duplicate line in the
installer script), and (b) not shipping the debug .lib files anymore.
There's a much nicer savings after it's all unpacked, of course.
Hey! Everyone check out the "what's new in 2.0b2" section! This was an
incredible amount of good work in a 3-week period, and you should all be
proud of yourselves. And *especially* proud if you actually helped <wink>.
if-you-just-got-in-the-way-we-love-you-too-ly y'rs - tim