[Python-Dev] Script(s) for building Python on Windows

Brian Curtin brian at python.org
Mon Jan 16 21:19:33 CET 2012

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 14:00, Jason R. Coombs <jaraco at jaraco.com> wrote:
> The second thing I notice is the scripts assume Visual Studio 2008. And
> while I recognize that Python is specifically built against Visual Studio
> 2008 for the official releases and that Visual Studio 2008 may be the only
> officially-supported build environment, later releases, such as Visual
> Studio 2010 are also adequate for testing purposes. I’ve been developing
> Python against Visual Studio 2010 for quite a while and it seems to be more
> than adequate. And while it’s not the responsibility of the scripts to
> accommodate such environments, if the scripts could allow for such
> environments, that would be nice.

2010 is adequate for limited use but the test suite doesn't pass, so I
would be hesitant to add support and/or documentation for building
with it until we actually support it the same as or in place of 2008.

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