[Python-Dev] Backporting the 3.5+ Windows build project files to 2.7

Steve Dower Steve.Dower at microsoft.com
Thu Jun 25 21:41:18 CEST 2015

Zachary Ware wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 10:42 AM, Steve Dower <Steve.Dower at microsoft.com> wrote:
>> This also makes it more viable to use the Windows SDK compilers. If you
>> install the Windows SDK 7.0 (which includes MSVC9) and Windows SDK 7.1 (which
>> includes the platform toolset files for MSVC9 - toolsets were invented later
>> than the 7.0 release) then you should be able to build from the command line or
>> any version of Visual Studio from 2010 onwards.
> I suspected this, but hadn't brought it up because I hadn't looked into it in
> depth. This sounds good though! The SDKs are supported quite a bit longer than
> VS versions, aren't they?

The downloads are available for longer than VS, but they are also unsupported. They also have known installation issues that won't be fixed, so they aren't really a *good* option, just a possibility.


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