Win32 extensions no go on Win 95

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Fri Jul 9 11:51:53 CEST 2004


Hans-Joachim Widmaier wrote:
> Tim Golden <tim.golden at viacom-outdoor.co.uk> wrote in message news:<mailman.101.1089282199.5135.python-list at python.org>...
> 
> 
>>1) I believe the core Python stuff should install on any Win9x.
> 
> 
> Yes, core Python runs well.
> 
> 
>>2) I seem to remebmerthat Mark Hammond (author of pywin32) stated a little
>>   while back that he could no longer sustain compatibility
>>   for Win95.
> 
> 
> This is news to me. Bad news.
> 
> 
>>   Should be possible to install / build older pywin32
>>   versions from Mark's Python homepage:
>>   http://starship.python.net/crew/mhammond/win32/Downloads.html
> 
> 
> That would be my last-straw option: Use an old version of
> Python/win32all and backport my program. Not something I'm very fond
> of.
Surely you don't need a much older version of Python? Just an older 
version of win32all. That shouldn't require much backporting. It may be 
easier to forward-port an old win32all to a new Python than to backport 
your program

David



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