Tkinter -- optimization of function flatten
urllib -- scans environment variables for proxy configuration,
whichdb -- recognizes dumbdbm format
Changed, New, Obsolete Tools
XXX: are there any? If not, say "None" here.
XXX There were other API changes that should be fleshed out here.
+New popen2/popen3/peopen4 in os module (see Changed Modules above).
+os.popen is much more usable on Windows 95 and 98. See Microsoft
+Knowledge Base article Q150956. The Win9x workaround described there
+is implemented by the new w9xpopen.exe helper in the root of your
+Python installation. Note that Python uses this internally; it is not
+Administrator privileges are no longer required to install Python
+on Windows NT or Windows 2000. If you have administrator privileges,
+Python's registry info will be written under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
+Otherwise the installer backs off to writing Python's registry info
+under HKEY_CURRENT_USER. The latter is sufficent for all "normal"
+uses of Python, but will prevent some advanced uses from working
+(for example, running a Python script as an NT service, or possibly
+[This was new in 1.6] The installer no longer runs a separate Tcl/Tk
+installer; instead, it installs the needed Tcl/Tk files directly in the
+Python directory. If you already have a Tcl/Tk installation, this
+wastes some disk space (about 4 Megs) but avoids problems with
+conflicting Tcl/Tk installations, and makes it much easier for Python
+to ensure that Tcl/Tk can find all its files.
+[This was new in 1.6] The Windows installer now installs by default in
+\Python20\ on the default volume, instead of \Program Files\Python-2.0\.