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[Python-Dev] why is not 64-bit installer the default download link for Windows?


On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 10:20 AM, Steve Dower <steve.dower at python.org> wrote:
> On 09Jul2018 0922, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, 9 Jul 2018 09:01:00 -0700
>> Steve Dower <steve.dower at python.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> I've thought a bit about making a single installer that can offer the
>>> option of 32-bit/64-bit at install time, but I don't actually think it's
>>> that big a problem to deserve that much effort as a solution.
>>>
>>> Perhaps we should add non-button text below the button saying "Get the
>>> 64-bit version"?
>>
>>
>> Or perhaps the 32-bit installer could detect a 64-bit system and add
>> an info box at the beginning?
>
>
> That's not a bad idea. Needs a bpo issue, but shouldn't be too hard to do.
> And it should be safe to backport for 3.7.1, as there's no real behaviour
> change.

And if the 64-bit installer could detect 32-bit systems and explain to
users that they got the wrong version and direct them to the correct
one, that would help anyone who does get confused by the 64-bit
installer becoming more prominent.

-n

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