Michael Foord wrote:
Chris Withers wrote:
Is the Express Edition of Visual C++ 2008 suitable for compiling packages for Python 2.6 on Windows? (And Python 2.6 itself for that matter...)
I would think so - all you really need is the compiler (which the express version definitely includes). You may need to manually add some directories to the path.
I haven't actually tried it, but then nor have you from the sound of it.
Ditto for 2.5, 3.1 and the trunk (which I guess becomes 3.2?)
Python 3.1 / 3.2 are built with VS 2008. 2.5 is built with 2003 which is difficult to download unless you have an MSDN subscription. VS 2008 can't (reliably) be used to build extensions for 2005 I believe.
D'oh. For 2.5 I mean. It may be *possible* though - just as you *can* build extensions for Python 2.5 on windows with mingw (with the appropriate distutils configuration), but there are pitfalls with doing this.
I'm sure someone will correct me if this information is incorrect.