[Python-Dev] Python Windows Installers

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Jun 24 20:22:13 CEST 2008

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> I'm just doing some housekeeping on a Windows install, and notice that
>> the 'Publisher' of my Python 2.4 and 2.5 installs is shown as "Martin v.
>> Lowis". Whilst I *personally* find this very reassuring I wonder if this
>> is intended / ideal?
> I certainly intended it: the field really is called the "author" file in
> MSI, and is (was) intended to indicate the "manufacturer" of the MSI,
> see
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa367808(VS.85).aspx
> That Vista calls it "publisher" is somewhat ambiguous.
> In any case, bug #1737210 complained about it, and I changed it to
> "Python Software Foundation". I can't retroactively change it for the
> releases you are looking at.

No problem. I was more concerned about future releases.

All the best,

Michael Foord

> Regards,
> Martin


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