[Python-Dev] [RELEASED] Python 2.7.5

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu May 16 12:23:12 CEST 2013

Am 16.05.13 10:42, schrieb Ben Hoyt:

> FYI, I tried this just now with Python 2.7.4 running, and the
> installer nicely tells you that "some files that need to be updated
> are currently in use ... the following applications are using files,
> please close them and click Retry ... python.exe (Process Id: 5388)".
> So you can't do it while python.exe is running, but at least it
> notifies you and gives you the option to retry. Good work, whoever did
> this installer.

This specific feature is part of the MSI technology itself, so the honor
goes to Microsoft in this case. They also have an advanced feature where
the installer can tell the running application to terminate, and then
restart after installation (since Vista, IIRC). Unfortunately, this
doesn't apply to Python, as a "safe restart" is typically not feasible.

FWIW, I'm the one who put together the Python installer.


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