[Python-Dev] ctypes and win64

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Oct 20 20:08:24 CEST 2006

Thomas Heller schrieb:
> I would prefer to merge these changes into release25-maint, because I want to
> also release the standalone ctypes packages from this branch (using it with
> svn:externals from somewhere else).

That's not a good reason for back-porting. If you want a "maintenance"
branch for ctypes, feel free to create one in the subversion, likewise
for tags.

OTOH, I can't comment on whether those changes would be acceptable for
a backport to the 2.5 maintenance branch - if they don't introduce
actual new features, it might be ok.

> The official Python 2.5.x win64/AMD64 windows installers should still *not*
> contain the ctypes package, but they could install it separately.

I don't really understand. Are you planning to back-port PCbuild changes
also? If so, how should including those extensions be suppressed?


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