SCons 0.98.2 (candidate for 1.0 fixes Windows memory problem

Version 0.98.2 of SCons has been released and is now available at the
SCons download page:

RPM and Debian packages and a Win32 installer are all available, in
addition to the traditional .tar.gz and .zip files.

This release is considered a candidate for the (long-awaited) official
1.0 SCons release. We welcome and encourage widespread testing and use
of this release to try to identify any problems. Please report your bugs
following the guidelines at:


This release primarily contains a fix for a serious problem that would
cause SCons 0.98.1 to consume memory without limit on Windows systems.

IMPORTANT: Like its predecessors, this release officially deprecates
support for Python versions prior to 2.2 (that is, Python 1.5.2, 2.0
and 2.1). SCons will function normally, but running SCons under any
deprecated Python version will generate a disableable warning message.
Our current plan is to support these deprecated Python versions in
SCons 1.0, and remove support in SCons 2.0. If removing this support
would cause a problem for you, please contact the
mailing list.

For a complete list of changes since the previous major release, see
the official change log:

Here is a summary of the changes since the most recent 0.98.0 release:


  • Fix Fortran suffix calculation to avoid consuming all memory
    on Windows systems.
  • Fix the ability of --interactive mode on Windows to build
    targets in directories other than the current directory.
Posted by Steven Knight 2008-04-21

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