[Python-Dev] 3.5 release schedule PEP

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Wed Sep 24 07:13:46 CEST 2014

On 23/09/2014 18:05, Steve Dower wrote:
> I'm also considering/experimenting with installing into "Program
> Files" by default, but I suspect that isn't going to work out yet.

I'd like to see that go forward: I think it's increasingly difficult to 
justify Python's position at c:\pythonxx. But it does run the risk of
breaking All The Things. When it was discussed, people spoke about
symlinks (or hardlinks / junctions / whatever) in the appropriate
places to support hardcoded paths, but I don't know how feasible
that will turn out to be.

> I'd like to move the Windows versions onto the next release of VC
> (currently "VC 14" until the branding team figures out what to call
> it). There isn't a promised RTM date for VC 14 yet, so it looks like
> the best available compiler by Beta 1 will be a "Go Live" RC. (The
> "Go Live" marking basically means "we think this is ready for use,
> but expect a round of minor updates/fixes soon - the compiler is
> least likely to be updated, my guess is that it'll be Visual Studio
> UI mostly).

My only real misgiving here is that, for a few years, we'll need *three* 
versions installed to build the active branches: 2008 for 2.7; 2010 for 
3.4; and 2014 for 3.5. Am I wrong?


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