[Python-Dev] Status of C compilers for Python on Windows

Devin Jeanpierre jeanpierreda at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 23:47:08 CET 2014

On Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 3:41 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not really, to be honest. I still don't understand why anyone not
> directly involved in CPython development would need to build their own
> Python executable on Windows.

Late Python bugfix releases are source-only, so if you suffer from a
bug and need to get it fixed, you need to build Python from source.

https://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.9/ has no windows binary
and includes several security fixes.

-- Devin

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