python 3.5.0b3 (32-bit) exe setup

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Jul 14 21:09:52 CEST 2015

On 7/14/2015 7:56 AM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 8:15 AM, Colin Dick <colindnz at> wrote:
>> when I run the downloaded version of this pgm "python-3.5.0b3.exe"
>> there are no visible  selection box's except "cancel" on the
>> first screen shown
>> see the attached screen dump
>> its running on a win xp sp3 as a vmware vm
> As of Python 3.5, Windows XP is no longer a supported platform.

It is unsupported by Microsoft, and hence by CPython.

> Since there has also been a change of compiler for 3.5,

to the new 2015 Microsoft compiler, which I am very sure does not 
support XP, as per above.

People running XP should install the latest 3.4.

> it wouldn't surprise
> me if there are odd problems where something just doesn't work. Can
> you reproduce the problem on Win 7 or newer? If it's just an XP
> problem, I suspect the devs won't be very much interested in fixing it
> (although if _you_ fix it, they may be willing to incorporate the
> change, assuming it doesn't break anything else).

I think not.

Terry Jan Reedy

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