[Image-SIG] Windows CRT issues with Python 2.6

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Oct 1 13:10:32 CEST 2009

I've replaced the 1.1.6 binary at effbot.org/downloads with one built
under 2.6.2.  The installer is 130k larger thanks to a 3x larger
wininst executable (!?), but the binary extensions are slightly
smaller than before, so I'll assume it's the manifests that have


On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:
> Ah, sneaky.  I'm pretty sure the current binary distribution was built
> when 2.6 was new, and I didn't really expect them to tweak
> build-related issues in an incremental release :)
> I'll push out a new build asap; will ping the list when it's available.
> Thanks!
> </F>
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Koen van de Sande
> <koenvandesande at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The fix was applied to the main Python distribution (2.6.2 has it for sure,
>> 2.6.0/2.6.1 does not). Any extension built with 2.6.2 or higher should be
>> fine, as it will not get an embedded manifest.
>> So just rebuild with Python Windows version 2.6.2. I see in the PIL source
>> tree that it uses a setup.py build_ext call, so no changes to PIL should be
>> needed.
>> Koen
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