[Python-Dev] Windows 2000 Support

Brian Curtin brian.curtin at gmail.com
Tue May 3 02:39:33 CEST 2011

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 16:14, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:

> Am 01.05.2011 22:51, schrieb Brian Curtin:
> > I'm currently writing a post about the process of removing OS/2 and VMS
> > support and thought about a discussion of Windows 2000 some time
> > back. http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2010-March/098074.htmlmakes
> > a proposal for beginning to walk away from 2000, but doesn't appear to
> > come to any conclusion.
> >
> > Was anything decided off the list? I don't see anything in PEP-11 and
> > don't see any changes in the installer made around Windows 2000.
> That's what you get for not following your own processes. It seems the
> discussion just stopped, with no action. I vaguely recall having made
> changes to the installer to produce a warning, but apparently never
> got to commit these changes.
> > If nothing was decided, should anything be done for 3.3?
> Most certainly. It seems we missed the chance of dropping support for
> W2k, so we still can't actively remove any code. However, I'd
> a) add it to PEP 11, and
> b) add a warning to the installer
> I stand by
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2010-March/098101.html
> i.e. if there are patches that happen not to work on W2k, I'd accept
> them anyway - anybody interested in W2k would then have to provide
> fixes before 3.3rc1.
> So please go ahead and change PEP 11. While you are at it, also threaten
> to remove support for systems where the COMSPEC points to command.com
> (#2405).

Done and done - http://hg.python.org/peps/rev/b9390aa12855
I'll have a look at the installer and add some type of message.
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