[Python-Dev] Windows package for new SSL package?

Mark Hammond mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Fri Sep 14 01:18:12 CEST 2007

> You don't need VS and mingw binary installers, though - the mingw ones
> will work for any Python (ignoring specialised custom builds, and
> anyone doing one of them is probably capable of building the ssl
> module!).

Why I appreciate your points about building the extension with free tools,
wouldn't it be prudent to release binaries using the same compiler as Python
itself, assuming that option is available?  If I read this thread correctly,
a mingw build will rely on an openssl DLL being available or installed,
which would seem to be less desirable than the way it builds with the
openssl Python itself builds with.


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