I have now produces a snapshot of a Win64 build for AMD64 processors (also known as EM64T or x64); this is different from IA-64 (which is also known as Itanium)...
Anyway, the binaries are
This is from today's trunk. If you have general remarks/discussion, please post to python-dev. If you have specific bug reports, file them on SF. Bug fixes are particularly welcome.
Known issues: - _ssl.pyd is not build (I get linker errors) - some of the tests fail (in some cases, due to bugs in the test suite)
If you want to build extensions for this build using distutils, you need to 1. install the platform SDK (2003 SP1 should work) 2. open an AMD64 retail shell 3. run the included distutils
It might be possible to drop 2) some day, but finding the SDK from the registry is really tricky.