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Title: broken link to Visual Studio 2008 in devguide
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Devguide Versions: Python 3.2, Python 2.7
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Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: chris.jerdonek, christian.heimes, docs@python, ezio.melotti, python-dev
Priority: normal Keywords: easy

Created on 2012-10-08 09:06 by chris.jerdonek, last changed 2012-10-09 07:07 by chris.jerdonek. This issue is now closed.

Messages (7)
msg172367 - (view) Author: Chris Jerdonek (chris.jerdonek) * (Python committer) Date: 2012-10-08 09:06
The link to Visual Studio 2008 in the devguide doesn't seem to work:

http://docs.python.org/devguide/setup.html#windows
https://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2008-editions/express

This seems to be a better link:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14597
msg172369 - (view) Author: Chris Jerdonek (chris.jerdonek) * (Python committer) Date: 2012-10-08 09:35
It might also be good to say that "vcsetup.exe" is the file you're supposed to download (as opposed to, say, "vcssetup.exe").  Strangely, the files aren't labeled, and they're listed in a different order from the text below.
msg172378 - (view) Author: Christian Heimes (christian.heimes) * (Python committer) Date: 2012-10-08 12:47
Meh, MS likes to invalidate or alter the meaning of an URL.

Have you verified that vcsetup.exe is the right thing? I *guess* that vcsetup stands for "Visual C++ setup" and vcssetup for "Visual C Sharp Setup" but I'm not sure about it.
msg172388 - (view) Author: Chris Jerdonek (chris.jerdonek) * (Python committer) Date: 2012-10-08 15:40
> Have you verified that vcsetup.exe is the right thing?  I *guess* that vcsetup stands for "Visual C++ setup" and vcssetup for "Visual C Sharp Setup" but I'm not sure about it.

Yes, after choosing wrong the first time (based partly on the ordering relative to the accompanying text).  And yes, your guess is correct.

Incidentally, it was also odd that the VS executable wasn't obvious to locate.  After installing, only the "VS 2008 Remote Debugger" showed up in the Start menu.  The VS executable I found only in 
"Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\VCExpress.exe" and not in the "Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition..." folder.
msg172398 - (view) Author: Chris Jerdonek (chris.jerdonek) * (Python committer) Date: 2012-10-08 18:30
> Incidentally, it was also odd that the VS executable wasn't obvious to locate.

Scratch this last comment.  A "Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition" folder was created under the Start menu.  It just wasn't highlighted as having been newly added, as was a separate "Visual Studio 2008" folder (which contained just the Remote Debugger application).
msg172428 - (view) Author: Christian Heimes (christian.heimes) * (Python committer) Date: 2012-10-09 00:49
Thanks for your tests, Chris. :)
msg172453 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2012-10-09 07:06
New changeset 6f3e48838a2d by Chris Jerdonek in branch 'default':
Issue #16161: Update link for downloading Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.
http://hg.python.org/devguide/rev/6f3e48838a2d
History
Date User Action Args
2012-10-09 07:07:56chris.jerdoneksetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
stage: needs patch -> resolved
2012-10-09 07:06:42python-devsetnosy: + python-dev
messages: + msg172453
2012-10-09 00:49:05christian.heimessetmessages: + msg172428
2012-10-08 18:30:41chris.jerdoneksetmessages: + msg172398
2012-10-08 15:40:45chris.jerdoneksetmessages: + msg172388
2012-10-08 12:47:33christian.heimessetversions: + Python 2.7, Python 3.2
nosy: + christian.heimes, docs@python

messages: + msg172378

assignee: docs@python
2012-10-08 09:35:37chris.jerdoneksetmessages: + msg172369
2012-10-08 09:06:24chris.jerdonekcreate