On 8/9/2017 11:48 PM, Nagy László Zsolt wrote:
Is there any reason not to upgrade to Python 3.7? For which binary
installers are available?
On the official python site, it is possible to download python 3.4.4 here:
There are binary installation files for Windows. But Python 3.4.4 is two
years old. There is 3.4.7 that was just released, but there are no
There is a note on that page: "Also, Python 3.4.7 has only been released
in source code form; no more official binary installers will be produced
for Python 3.4.".
Is there a way to download a binary installer from another site?
Compiling it by myself seems to be a big pain.
I think the general philosophy, is that the security updates to the
older releases are supplied only in source form so that there is an
available path for people that must stay with those older releases to
stay secure, but that the pain of doing the compiles is a tradeoff
versus the pain of upgrading to newer versions which also include the
security fixes, but are more interesting to support going forward in time.
You get to decide which is more painful, and which path to take.
Personally, I highly recommend keeping your code updated to work with
the latest version of Python; I find that relatively straightforward for
my own code, as few incompatibilities are introduced in newer versions
of Python, and only a small subset of those actually have ever affected