At 07:05 PM 7/31/03 +0200, Thomas Heller wrote:
Cory Dodt firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Subject: [Twisted-Python] Twisted - Python 2.3 - Windows
anyone who knows when the first Python 2.3 build of twisted for windows will be available? Which version will it be?
I tried to build it myself but got into trouble. I first installed Cygwin and then tried 'setup.py build --compiler=mingw32' as per documentation, but I got an error message that Python itself is build with Visual Studio 6. I don't feel building python myself and I don't have VS6.
I'm with you man, I don't feel like building Python myself either. I have asked the appropriate list (http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2003-July/003333.html ) about this problem. I also tried using distutils from CVS instead of the bundled copy with Python 2.3, and no luck.
It looks like the error occurs when an MSVCCompiler instance is created; I haven't yet figured out *why* such an instance is being created. I don't have 2.3 installed on Win32, so as an experiment, I added a 'raise' statement to 2.2's MSVCCompiler. If I specified compilation with msvc, I get the error I raised. If I specify mingw32, I don't. So, evidently 2.2's distutils don't create an MSVCCompiler instance when specifying mingw32. I can't fathom why 2.3 would do so.