[Python-Dev] GetFinalPathNameByHandleW - what is the minimum windows version python-3.5 will support ?
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Sun Jul 19 15:51:54 CEST 2015
On 19/07/2015 13:10, Vitaly Murashev wrote:
> I've just found out that that on Windows internal implementation of
> python35.dll in posixmodule.c
> uses winapi function GetFinalPathNameByHandleW
> By the way from MSDN:
> Minimum supported client
> Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
> Minimum supported server
> Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
> Does it mean, that Python-3.5 doesn't support any windows versions prior
> "Windows Vista" and "Windows Server 2008" ?
In essence: yes.
Python's support for Windows is outlined in PEP 11:
which establishes that Python drops support for a Windows platform when
Microsoft does. WinXP (somewhat noisily) finished support last year:
while Server 2003 -- more quietly; I had to go and look -- came out of
extended support this month:
Since Python 3.5 will come out after both of those platforms have
finished support, there's no guarantee that it will run without error on
Obviously, all earlier releases of Python -- including the
long-term-supported 2.7 should continue to work. Any otherwise
undocumented failure to work on older platforms should be raised as a bug.
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