[Python-Dev] New Windows installer for Python 3.5

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Sun Jan 4 01:13:40 CET 2015

> On Jan 3, 2015, at 6:34 PM, Steve Dower <Steve.Dower at microsoft.com> wrote:
> I've put together a short post showing where I've been taking the Windows installer for Python 3.5, since I know there are interested people on this list who will have valuable feedback.
> http://stevedower.id.au/blog/the-python-3-5-installer/
> Nothing is merged in yet and everything can still change, so I'm keen to hear whatever feedback people have. I've tried to make improvements fairly for first-time users through to sysadmins, but if I've missed something big I'd like to hear about it before we get too close to alpha 1.

Does signing the .exe’s that ship with Python effect pip at all? I’m guessing not since pip.exe is actually a generic .exe that we use for any project and is shipped inside of the .whl files but I figured i’d ask.

Depending on the answer above, does it make sense to sign the generic .exe (does that even work if we rename it?) which will get used for anything that uses entry points on Windows?

Is there any plan to backport this to 2.7 (presumably after some experience is had with it in 3.5)?

Donald Stufft
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