[Python-Dev] [python-committers] On track for Python 2.6.4 final this Sunday?

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Tue Oct 13 17:01:05 CEST 2009

"Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>> It would be nice to get this issue resolved out for 2.6.4:
>> http://bugs.python.org/issue4120
>> The problem is that extensions built with 2.6.x will not work
>> when used with a User-only installation of Python on machines that
>> don't already have the MS VC90 CRT DLLs installed system-wide.
> As this bug already exists in 2.6.2, I don't think the change is
> eligible for 2.6.4.
> In addition, I want to review it, which I won't be able to until
> Sunday.

Then I'd suggest to wait another week with 2.6.4 to give you a
chance to look at the patch.

>> One possible approach would be to use the patch in 2.6.4 and then
>> continue digging deeper until 2.6.5 is released.
> This also speaks against the patch. Anything being changed in this area
> ideally should be the final state of affairs for the rest of 2.6.x.

Of course, but we don't live in an ideal world, otherwise we would
have noticed before releasing 2.6 :-)

I guess the problem is that developer typically already have the
MS VC90 CRT DLLs installed system-wide, so they simply don't notice.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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