[Python-Dev] Building python 2.7.10 for Windows from source

Steve Dower Steve.Dower at microsoft.com
Fri Jul 24 15:47:36 CEST 2015

Those files should be under PC folder.

Building 3.5 and onwards is a much more pleasant experience, and many of those improvements have been backported for 2.7.11.


Top-posted from my Windows Phone
From: Mark Kelley<mailto:keeely3 at gmail.com>
Sent: ‎7/‎24/‎2015 6:30
To: Python-Dev at python.org<mailto:Python-Dev at python.org>
Subject: [Python-Dev] Building python 2.7.10 for Windows from source

I have been using Python for some time but it's been a decade since
I've tried to build it from source, back in the 2.4 days.  Things seem
to have gotten a little more complicated now.

I've read through the PCBuild/README file and got most stuff
compiling.  I find it a little odd that there are special instructions
for the building the release version of tcl/tk.  Is that what the
developers actually do when they cut a release, or is there some
other, top-level script that does this automatically? It just seems

Anyhow, my specific question is around the distutils wininst stubs,
provided as binaries in the release tarball.  Where can I find the
source files that those binaries are built from?

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