[Python-Dev] progress: compiling python2.5 under msys (specifically but not exclusively under wine) with msvcr80

Cesare Di Mauro cesare.dimauro at a-tono.com
Wed Jan 21 21:48:55 CET 2009

Have you made some benchmarks like pystone?


On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 08:50PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> this is a progress report on compiling python using entirely free
> software tools, no proprietary compilers or operating systems
> involved, yet still linking and successfully running with msvcr80
> assemblies.  manifests and rc files, which are compiled to internal
> resources, have been added.
> various sections which are uniquely identifed by _MSC_VER >= 1400 etc
> have had to be enabled with corresponding MSVCRT_VERSION >= 0x0800 -
> in particular, signal handling (PyOS_getsig()).
> currently, under wine with msvcr80, there looks like there is a bug
> with a common theme related to threads, but here's a short list:
> test_array.py is blocking, test_bz2.py is hanging and test_cmd_line.py
> causes a segfault; test_ctypes is _still_ a bundle of fun. for those
> people who use native win32 platforms who are compiling up this code,
> you should have better luck.
> significantly, the wine developers have been absolutely fantastic, and
> have fixed several bugs in wine, sometimes within hours, that were
> found as a result of running the extremely comprehensive python
> regression tests.
> the python regression tests are a credit to the collaborative
> incremental improvement process of free software development.
> i look forward to seeing the same incremental improvement applied to
> the development of python, evidence of which would be clearly seen by
> the acceptance of one of the following patches, one of which is dated
> 2003:
> http://bugs.python.org/issue3754
> http://bugs.python.org/issue841454
> http://bugs.python.org/issue3871
> http://bugs.python.org/issue4954
> http://bugs.python.org/issue5010
> for those people wishing to track and contribute to the development of
> python for win32 using entirely free software tools, either under wine
> or native windows, there is a git repository, here, slightly
> illogically named pythonwine because that's where i started from
> (cross-compiling python under wine, so i could get at the wine
> registry from python).  obviously, since then, things have... moved on
> :)
> http://github.com/lkcl/pythonwine/tree/python_2.5.2_wine
> l.
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