[Python-Dev] The other Py2.4 issue

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Dec 11 00:52:52 CET 2004

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> The Python developers who produce the Windows binaries don't use 
> mingw/cygwin, so this would put a maintenance burden on them.

If this were completely automatic (e.g. part of msi.py), I'd happily
add all utilities needed to integrated this into the build process.
For this to happen:
1. Somebody else needs to do the actual work. I.e. write a patch
    to msi.py that invokes all the necessary magic, and test that
2. The patch should avoid manual configuration of the "use cygwin"
    case. I.e. it should try to find the cygwin on the path, or in
    their standard location, or use any other mechanism available
    to locate cygwin. It should produce an error message if cygwin
    tools cannot be found, and then proceed without out creating


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