[Python-Dev] Re: Switching to VC.NET 2003

Martin v. Loewis martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Dec 29 16:55:38 EST 2003

Paolo Invernizzi wrote:
> Can be a solution to support a single scons (makefile like) file and 
> from that generate the proper project files?

That might be an option, but not the one I'm working on; it isn't even
one that I'm particularly interested in. If I were maintaining the
Windows port (which I'm not), I would dislike the solution because it
would mean I have to learn scons...

> Users that wants to keep working with the IDE can do that!

... and it would also mean that I *cannot* work with the IDE: I cannot
make modifications to the projects in the IDE, because I would have
to make the modifications in the scons files, not in the VC projects.

> A free solution for a user that want to build python in a win32 
> environment without Visual Studio (whatever edition) could be:
> - Download python (from 1.5.2 above) and scons (as a make replacement)
> - Build python with the free Microsoft SDK compiler via scons.

Such a free solution is already available, through cygwin/mingw.

However, this is free software, so if you are interested, feel free
to contribute. If you want your contribution be accepted, be prepared
to answer "yes" to the question "Are you going to maintain the build
process for the next three years"?

If somebody volunteers to maintain such a build process, I would not
object to having this process in parallel to the VC build process
(to which I'm willing to contribute, for the next three years).


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