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[RELEASE] Python 2.7.16 release candidate 1


On 2/16/2019 8:10 PM, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
> I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of Python 2.7.16 release candidate 1. This is a prerelease for yet another bug fix release in the Python 2.7.x series. It includes over 100 fixes over Python 2.7.15. See the changelog at
> 
>      https://raw.githubusercontent.com/python/cpython/baacaac06f93dd624c9d7b3bac0e13fbe34f2d8c/Misc/NEWS.d/2.7.16rc1.rst
> 
> for full details.
> 
> Downloads are at:
> 
>      https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-2716rc1/
> 
> Please test your software against the new release

Something changed in either Windows or the Windows installer.  Since I 
just upgraded to 1809, I suspect the former.  As a result, I got this 
unfriendly message.
"
Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from 
starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.

App:
python-2.7.16rc1.amd64.msi
"

Open an issue?

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy