[Python-Dev] Compile Python on Windows (OpenSSL)

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 23:36:47 CET 2015

2015-01-13 23:18 GMT+01:00 Steve Dower <Steve.Dower at microsoft.com>:
> Technically, Python 3.5 requires Visual Studio 2015

For me, it's *very* difficult to find how to install Visual Studio.
There are many different websites and web pages which mention Visual
Studio with a lot of versions and "flavors" (Express, Community,
Ultimate, etc.).

Visual Studio 2015 was not released yet :-/

My VM has only a disk of 40 GB. Only 12 GB are free. I already have VS
2008 Express and VS 2010 Express installed. I understood that
"Ultimate" includes a *lot* of things, not only a C compiler.

I found a "free" Visual Studio which is in fact Visual Studio 2013
Community and I read that it's not free.

I sent an email to Brian Curtin to ask to renew my MSDN account. He
didn't reply yet.


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