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

Jason R. Coombs jaraco at jaraco.com
Tue Jan 17 04:08:27 CET 2012

> From: python-dev-bounces+jaraco=jaraco.com at python.org [mailto:python-
> dev-bounces+jaraco=jaraco.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Jason R. Coombs
> Sent: Monday, 16 January, 2012 19:01
> I'm unsure if the conversion from 9 to 10 or 10 to 9 can be as simple as
> vs9to8 suggests. When I run the upgrade using the Visual Studio tools, it
> upgrade the .sln file [as so]( http://a.libpa.st/kB19G). But as you can
see, it also
> converts all of the .vcproj to .vcxproj, which appears to be a very
> schema. According to [this article](
> http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/vsprereleaseannouncements/thre
> ad/
> 4345a151-d288-48d6-b7c7-a7c598d0f85e) it should be trivial to downgrade by
> only updating the .sln file (perhaps Visual Studio 2008 is forward
> with the .vcxproj format).

I upgraded the solution file using Visual Studio, then followed those
instructions suggested by the article, but the solution no longer builds
under Visual Studio 2008, so apparently that answer is incorrect.

Perhaps it's possible to upgrade the .sln in a less aggressive way than the
Visual Studio tools do by default, but my initial experience suggests it
won't be as easy to upgrade/downgrade the solution file as it was between
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