[RELEASED] Python 3.4.0 release candidate 1

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Feb 11 11:45:04 CET 2014


On 2/11/2014 5:13 AM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 2/11/2014 2:43 AM, Larry Hastings wrote:
>>
>> On behalf of the Python development team, I'm delighted to announce
>> the first release candidate of Python 3.4.
>
>> To download Python 3.4.0rc1 visit:
>>
>>      http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.4.0/
>
> I installed 64 bit 3.3.4 yesterday with no problem. I reran it today in
> repair mode and again, no problem.
>
> With 64 bit 3.4.0, I get
> "There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program
> required for the install to complete could not be run."
>
> No, the generic message does not bother to say *which* program :-(.
>
> 34 bit 3.4.0 installed fine.

I wrote too soon.

Python 3.4.0rc1 (v3.4.0rc1:5e088cea8660, Feb 11 2014, 05:54:25) [MSC
 >>> import tkinter
Traceback ...
     import _tkinter
ImportError: DLL load failed: %1 is not a valid Win32 application.

So tkinter, Idle, turtle fail and the corresponding tests get skipped.

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy




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