[Python-Dev] Windows

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Aug 4 17:39:03 CEST 2010

On 8/4/2010 11:00 AM, Brian Curtin wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 09:48, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org
> <mailto:barry at python.org>> wrote:
>     On Aug 03, 2010, at 09:08 PM, Steve Holden wrote:
>     >It's a little disappointing to discover that despite the relatively
>     >large number of developers who have received MSDN licenses from
>     >Microsoft, none if us have the time to make sure that the buildbots are
>     >green for the 2.6.6 release.
>     Should note that I did try to build Python using my MSDN license for
>     Windows 7
>     and Visual Studio 2010.  I only had an hour or so to attempt it, and
>     did not
>     succeed, though I think I got as far as trying to properly situate
>     various
>     dependent libraries (sqlite, ssl).
>     If anybody's successfully navigated the twisty maze, would you be
>     able to
>     write something up on the wiki to describe the steps you've taken?
>     -Barry
> I can expand the dev setup guide I wrote for the PSF Sprints to include
> the third-party stuff, then try to get that in wider circulation. I
> currently gloss over it to get a first-time contributor up and running
> quickly (since someone's first look into core dev is unlikely to be
> fixing sqlite).
> I haven't tried the current codebase on VS2010 yet, but it's on my todo
> list.
I think that could be incredibly useful. I've tried building Windows
Pythons in the past and stalled because I didn't have enough familiarity
with the VS environment.


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