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

Brian Curtin brian at python.org
Tue Jan 13 23:42:41 CET 2015

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 4:36 PM, Victor Stinner
<victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I saw that and will send it on, but it's still going to take some time
to process - usually a week or so.

In the meantime, the first result searching for Visual Studio 2015
came up with http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/visual-studio-2015-downloads-vs.aspx,
which seems to give you VS2015. I haven't tried to run it since I'm
not on Windows at the moment, but it looks correct.

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