Installing Python 2.6.7 on Windows

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Wed Sep 28 06:25:05 CEST 2011

On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:32:43 -0700, Wanderer wrote:

> I need to stay in sink with the rest of the company which is still using
> 2.6 flavors. There was some investigation into going to Python 3 but not
> enough of the libraries we use were available. I'll install 2.6.6. I
> don't think the security stuff really effects me. I think it is strange
> to release a security update but not really expect people to use it.

More likely the person who builds the Windows installers just hasn't made 
a new release yet.

The Python development team is relatively small and chronically busy: too 
much to do and not enough time to do it. As I understand it, most of them 
use Linux, so I'm afraid that Windows sometimes takes a back seat. (At 
least it's not Mac OS, which is stuck riding in the boot of the car, or 
the other semi-supported OSes, which are on a skateboard desperately 
hanging onto the bumper trying not to be left behind.)

You could try installing from source, if you have the appropriate Windows 
development environment.


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