This issue tracker has been migrated to GitHub, and is currently read-only.
For more information, see the GitHub FAQs in the Python's Developer Guide.

Author tim.golden
Recipients brian.curtin, jkloth, tim.golden, tim.peters
Date 2013-10-02.09:55:33
SpamBayes Score -1.0
Marked as misclassified Yes
Message-id <>
In-reply-to <>
I've just installed a Win 8.1 VM and can (unsurprisingly) confirm the
report: The "ver" command shows 6.3.9600 while GetVersionEx and
consequently sys.getwindowsversion report 6.2.9200

We do use GetVersionEx in a few other places (timemodule.c,
unicodeobject.c, install.c) but they're limited to checking that we're
running at least XP or at least Vista which will continue work as such.

I'm not really sure what to propose: we could simply sit back and say
"We're telling you what Windows tells us". It's unappealing, but I'm not
sure there's a clear alternative.
Date User Action Args
2013-10-02 09:55:33tim.goldensetrecipients: + tim.golden, tim.peters, jkloth, brian.curtin
2013-10-02 09:55:33tim.goldenlinkissue19143 messages
2013-10-02 09:55:33tim.goldencreate