[Python-Dev] 2.3rc2 IDLE problems on a Win2000sp3 box

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Sun, 27 Jul 2003 16:37:58 -0400

[Kurt B. Kaiser]
> Nick Coghlan points out that if Zone Alarm intercepts the connection
> the shell will not start.  In that case the banner will not be
> displayed because the current implementation establishes the
> connection before opening the shell window.


> ...
> It should be possible to pop up the notification dialog before that
> point in the code is reached, but that's left for 2.3.1.
> So a comment in the installer may be helpful.

I'm going to skip that.  Installer changes have a way of breaking
unexpectedly on Finnish Windows XP service pack 2 <0.6 wink>, and adding a
new dialog requires tedious non-local changes (e.g., the current first
dialog has to grow a new "back" button then) -- in all, it's more code
fiddling than I had hoped.  Also, as Anna pointed out, true newbies would
have no idea what the installer blurb is talking about.  I added a melding
of your and Nick's text to NEWS.txt instead.  That should be enough (IMO).