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

Steve Dower Steve.Dower at microsoft.com
Tue Jan 13 23:55:42 CET 2015

Victor Stinner wrote:
> 2015-01-13 23:46 GMT+01:00 M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com>:
>> Just a note of caution: for older preview releases of VS the only way 
>> to get back to a clean system was to reinstall Windows.
> Does it mean that it's not possible to have VS 2008 and VS 2015 installed at the same time?

It's possible, and that configuration will be fine.

Until VS 2015 RC is released, there's no guarantee that it will uninstall or upgrade cleanly. The testing so far looks like it'll be fine, but there's no guarantee.

There's also a chance that it will interfere with VS 2013, but any earlier versions will be fine.


> VS 2008 is required to build Python 2.7.
> Victor

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