On Dec 10, 2004, at 1:05 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
At 05:19 PM 12/10/04 +0000, Armin Rigo wrote:
Another note: can you report on whether building libpython24.a can be skipped for mingw? I'm thinking about the specific situation where we want on-site compilation of extension modules with a minimal number of things to install first. E.g. if we need to compile libpython24.a it means we need to fetch the Python sources themselves first.
Actually, no, you don't need the sources. See:
for a script that builds libpython24.a from the python24.lib distributed with Python for Windows.
Shouldn't this be distributed with binary distributions of Python, to save people the trouble?
Or, if it can be skipped, the procedure for doing a mingw build with the .lib should be documented and that'd be the end of it.