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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Oct 30 04:41:46 CET 2014

On 10/29/2014 11:37 AM, Steve Dower wrote:

> My ideal target (Utopia refined to be achievable) is for python-dev
> to handle the Python binaries themselves (already done) and to make
> them easy to bundle with applications/etc (I'm working on this for
> 3.5), and for PyPI to include pre-built wheels for Windows where
> necessary.
> Note that I don't require package developers to build their own
> wheels, though I think that they are generally the right people to be
> doing it. It would be nice to create a culture of delegation, so that
> "someone" could be a trusted builder for a range of packages

Christoph Gohlke, Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics, University of 
California, Irvine now provides 32 and 64 bit builds for 2.6/7, 3.2/3/4 
(10 total) for about 300 'scientific open-source extension packages' an 
his site.

Perhaps the PyPI folks could discuss incorporating wheel versions on 
PyPI (I have no idea what is involved, but I presume it could be antomated.)

Terry Jan Reedy

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