[Python-Dev] Re: Is msvcr71.dll re-redistributable?

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Thu Feb 3 19:37:40 CET 2005

Alexander Schremmer <2004b at usenet.alexanderweb.de> writes:

> On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 21:17:17 +0100, Thomas Heller wrote:
>> The 2.4 python.org installer installs msvcr71.dll on the target system.
>> If someone uses py2exe or a similar tool to create a frozen application,
>> is he allowed to redistribute this msvcr71.dll to other users together
>> with his application or not, even if he doesn't own MSVC?
> How about statically compiling the code? Then you do not need to distribute
> the runtime library. It should not make a big difference for the rather
> large file python24.dll

This would not work since each binary extension for Python 2.4 uses the
dll runtime lib.


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