You are right, I had forgotten about that. I think the Client Profile is discontinued starting with .Net 4.5, but given that Python.NET should work with older versions as well, that doesn’t really help.


Well, I guess that does mean that wheels would be nice. Either way, the first step will be to create a working for both windows/linux/mac.





From: PythonDotNet [] On Behalf Of Zane D. Purvis
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Subject: Re: [Python.NET] pip and wheel



On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 1:17 PM, davidacoder <> wrote:

After all, on windows msbuild and the c# compiler are installed by default on pretty much any machine in any case, compile times shouldn’t be much of a problem, and so if my understanding of pip is correct, we could have full pip support with a source release on pypi.


The .NET Client Profile is installed by default, but not the full framework nor the developer tools.  In fact, most of the python developers I know do not have the .NET development tools installed.  Being forced to install them would be a barrier to entry for them.  The users of their apps definitely don't have the compiler installed, nor should they have to.