[Python-Dev] Switching to Visual Studio 2010

Brian Curtin brian at python.org
Tue Jan 17 21:51:04 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 14:43, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> It seems a number of people are interested that the Python trunk
> switches to Visual Studio 2010 *now*. I've been hesitant to agree
> to such a change, as I still hope that Python can skip over VS 2010
> (a.k.a.  VS 10), and go straight to VS 11.
> However, I just learned that VS 11 supposed ready VS 10 project files
> just fine, with no need of conversion.
> So I'd be willing to agree to converting the Python trunk now. It
> will surely cause all kinds of issues, as any switching of Visual Studio
> releases has caused in the past.
> Since a number of people have already started with such a project,
> I'd like to ask for a volunteer who will lead this project. You
> get the honor to commit the changes, and you will be in charge if
> something breaks, hopefully finding out solutions in a timely manner
> (not necessarily implementing the solutions yourself).
> Any volunteers?

I previously completed the port at my old company (but could not
release it), and I have a good bit of it completed for us at
http://hg.python.org/sandbox/vs2010port/. That repo is a little bit
behind 'default' but updating it shouldn't pose any problems.

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