[Python-Dev] 2.3.1

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Sat, 26 Jul 2003 21:32:06 -0400

On Sat, Jul 26, 2003, Kurt B. Kaiser wrote:
> "Tim Peters" <tim.one@comcast.net> writes:
>> [Kurt B. Kaiser]
>>> ...
>>> A very restricted change to the code would be add the following
>>> to the banner printed at the top of the shell when it starts (the
>>> socket connection isn't made until the shell window opens):
>>> ***************************************************************
>>> Personal firewall software may warn about the connection IDLE
>>> makes to its subprocess using this computer's internal loopback
>>> interface.  This connection is not visible on any external
>>> interface and no data is sent to or received from the Internet.
>>> ***************************************************************
>>> This involves an addition to PyShell.py:PyShell.begin(), line 873.
>>> In addition, the .../idlelib/README.txt would be updated with the
>>> same message w/o the asterisks.
>> I think that's a great idea, and is all we really need for 2.3 final.  Barry
>> is the release manager now, so the final call is his, but I'm +1 on it.
> Submitted as Patch 778286, assigned to Barry.

Go ahead and commit it; Barry's probably going to approve it, and it's
one less thing for him to do.
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