[Python-Dev] No manifest files on Windows?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Oct 14 20:35:55 CEST 2008

In http://bugs.python.org/issue4120, the author suggests that it might
be possible to completely stop using the manifest mechanism, for VS
2008. Given the many problems that this SxS stuff has caused, this
sounds like a very desirable route, although I haven't done any actual
testing yet.

Can all the Windows experts please comment? Could that work? Does it
have any downsides?

If it works, I would like to apply it to 3.0, although I probably
won't be able to apply it to tomorrow's rc. Would it also be possible
to change that in 2.6.1 (even though python26.dll in 2.6.0 already
includes a manifest, as do all the pyd files)?


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