[Python-3000] Compiling Python 3.0 with VS 2008 Beta2

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Nov 16 22:17:45 CET 2007

> I'll see if I can take some spare time and port the PCbuild directory to
> VS 2008. Do you have any additional suggestions or wishes?

If you have time and energy, you can try to eliminate duplicate and
unnecessary settings, using VS defaults wherever possible. For
optimization, it's probably still useful to copy over some of the
PCbuild8 settings (although I'm not sure what the precise constraints
on the feedback optimization are).

Also, we should consider how to manage both the trunk and the 3k branch
- they should definitely use the same compiler, so perhaps a lot of
project files can be shared.

For the multi-architecture thing, there should be build settings for
both x86 and AMD64; Itanium is probably irrelevant. I'm still undecided
on how the directory layout should be; people probably will keep asking
that you can use the same sandbox for both architectures, and other
people will keep asking that the layout should continue to be compatible
with Python 2.5. So perhaps we can put x86 binaries into PCbuild
directly, and AMD64 binaries into PCbuild/amd64.

If you find that you absolutely cannot build some extension module
from the sources that are in external (e.g. openssl), feel free to
import newer releases (provided that they actually work).


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