Windows vista

Dick rjohnson42 at
Mon Feb 16 17:50:20 CET 2009

On Feb 16, 1:46 am, loveshadow... at wrote:
> Hi. My name is toru.
> I start learning python couple weeks ago.
> I install the compiler from
> but I cannot use the IDLE program.
> (command line works fine so far)
> the error screen says that the my personal fire wall is blocking the
> program to run.
> I am not sure how to fix this.
> By the way, I heard many people said that this is because I am using
> windows vista.
> Does anyone know how to use IDLE program on Windows Vista machine?
> thank you.

On my Vista machine I reply to a firewall popup the first time I run
IDLE and tell it to allow
IDLE to open a port. The next time I run IDLE, all is OK. I still have
the problem that
sometimes IDLE does not properly cleanup hung processes, which means
IDLE will not restart.

Dick Johnson

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