[Python-Dev] Python 2.0b2 note for Windows developers
Sun, 8 Oct 2000 15:28:55 -0400
> Two requests:
> 1. Can you ship the .PDB files for the debug images so devo's
> do not need to build the python sources to debug extensions.
> And Yes I know the .ZIP will be huge. If you want a
> compromise only include the .PDB for python20_d.dll.
Sure! Most .pdb files are highly compressible, and the zip size hit isn't
anything to worry about.
> 2. Place the files into libs, pyd etc dirs. I had to extract
> the groups into the right places which is a bit tedious
> and error prone.
No. If you want a directory structure that doesn't match the actual build
directory structure, I can't read your mind, and have no reason to believe
that the specific artificial structure you have in mind is of use to anyone
but you. Don't be so helpless <wink>: write a tiny Python script to move
the files where you want them after unpacking. What I upload will be an
exact image of the build directory structure. Most feedback I've gotten is
that people want exactly that, because they *want* to compile Python
themselves and just want to avoid jumping thru all the snaky hoops needed to
compile the 3rd-party subprojects (from _tkinter to zlib).
alphabetically y'rs - tim