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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Jan 16 22:24:40 CET 2012

> If there are no objections, I’ll work to extract the aforementioned
> functionality from the jaraco.develop modules and into a portable script
> and put together a proof-of-concept in the default branch. The build
> script should not interfere with any build bots or other existing build
> processes, but should enable another more powerful technique for
> producing builds.

I'd be hesitant to put too many specialized tools into the tree that
will become unmaintained. Please take a look at the vs9to8 tool
in PCbuild; if you could adjust that to support VS 10, it would be
better IMO.

As for completely automating the build: please take notice of
Tools/buildbot/build.bat. It also fully automates the build, also
doesn't require that the VS environment is already activated,
and has the additional advantage of not requiring Python to be


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