[Distutils] MSVC CRT woes

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Thu Feb 5 14:59:06 EST 2004

Thomas Heller wrote:
> "Phil Hornby" <phil.hornby at accutest.co.uk> writes:
>>Could you explicity add an icon as the apps icon - as when I have looked at
>>the sources there isn't one - so it is hard for me to write code to replace
>>it - my earlier thread - if it doesn't explicitly exist as I need to know
>>the resource id to change it...
> I would have added one if I would have found one that is really free to
> use legally.  I have to admint that I don't care too much about the icon
> so I did not search very hard (if at all ;-).

You should be able to use the snake icon that we use for the
Python installer (basically the same as the favicon.ico we
have on python.org). I think it's even included somewhere in
the distribution... right under PC/pycon.ico.

>>I will try to put something together for you when I have some time...but I
>>only have MSVC7.1 so I can't give you a project for MSVC6.
> One problem you will face (and that is maybe an additional argument
> against making the icon changeable at runtime, when the distribution is
> built), is that the ...UpdateResource() functions from the win32 api are
> only available on NT/2000/XP, not Win95/98/Me.  At least when
> Microsoft's unicows.dll is not available.  And IMO unicows.dll license
> restrictions are not 'compatible' with the Python license to allow
> redistribution with Python or distutils.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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