[Python-Dev] Py2.3.1

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Fri Aug 22 23:10:15 EDT 2003

[Thomas Heller]
> I'm just, after downloading, building and installing a lot of stuff,
> trying to make sure that I really can build the Windows installer for
> 2.3.1.
> I'm practicing on the trunk - I don't think anyone wants to review the
> changes to the windows installer, so I'll check them in shortly, it
> seems that everything works so far.

Cool!  I hope you tried it on a non-privileged account under XP Algerian
with omelets in the install path <wink>.

> The only question remaining is how to build the html docs.
> I don't think it works on Windows (I remember having built the pdf
> docs with TeTeX, but that was it).
> Do I have to fire up linux in a vmware box to build them, or are there
> other possibilities?

I've never built them.  As


says, Fred builds release docs, and then

    Fred tells Tim Peters where the documentation file is.

by which it means a .bz2 archive of the generated HTML, stored on
python.org.  I download it, unpack it into a child directory of PCbuild,
then rename the directory to "html".  That's where the installer expects to
find it.  If you want to practice, try the most recent docs:


Another project we ran out of time for was building the Windows HTML docs
into a .chm file; there's a quite capable script for doing that in


but it hasn't been updated since the last time it worked.

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