[Python-Dev] upgrading to zlib 1.2.1 for Windows

Jeremy Hylton jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Thu Jan 8 15:52:36 EST 2004

On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 15:55, Tim Peters wrote:
> [Jeremy]
> > I noticed that a new version of zlib was released last year.  1.2.0
> > came out in March through 1.2.1 in late November.
> > ...
> > Shall we upgrade the Windows build to use this new version?  I have
> > the changes made locally, but don't want to commit until people have
> > had a chance to grab the new source.
> Which Windows build(s)?  If you mean the 2.4 VC7 Windows build, sure.  The
> VC6 build appears to be officially unsupported now, so unsure about that
> one.  If there's another kind of "security fix" gimmick in 1.2.0 or 1.2.1,
> then a backport to 2.3 maint would also be appropriate.

I meant Python 2.4.  There isn't any mention of security fixes in the
1.2.x line, so I assume 1.1.4 is still safe to use.


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