[Distutils] Adventures with x64, VS7 and VS8 on Windows

Kristján Valur Jónsson kristjan at ccpgames.com
Tue May 22 12:02:17 CEST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Martin v. Löwis" [mailto:martin at v.loewis.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 05:33
> To: Steve Holden
> Cc: Kristján Valur Jónsson; Mark Hammond; distutils-sig at python.org;
> python-dev at python.org
> Subject: Re: Adventures with x64, VS7 and VS8 on Windows
> > Addressing only the issues of PCBuild8 and 64-bit architectures, I
> > have tried to establish "free" buildbot support for the 64-bit
> > architectures without any real success.
> >
> > Should the PSF be considering paying for infrastructure that will
> > support 64-bit build reporting?
> You can bring it up to the board, of course. However, given that
> all other buildbot machines were contributed by volunteers, the
> fact that nobody volunteers to contribute buildbot machines for
> PCbuild8 indicates that there is not a lot of interest in that
> build infrastructure.
Most people just install whatever it is that they are offered to
For me, the most compelling reason to provide the new builds is
the 15% performance benefit.

If there are no technical and corporate difficulties, such as
firewalls and security, I am sure that CCP can provide a
VisualStudio2005 buildbot for our needs.  Wasn't there some issue that
each buildbot can only provide a single build? Here is a place
where cross-compilation comes into its own again.


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