Win32 Libs for 2.4

Robin Becker robin at
Mon Dec 6 16:07:44 CET 2004

Daniel Dittmar wrote:
> Robin Becker wrote:
>> Does anyone know if it is feasible to have static libraries for both 
>> 2.3 and 2.4 compatible extensions. I'm worrying about libjpeg etc in a 
>> win32 environment.
> Could you be a bit more specific:
> do you want to create a binary python extension that is compatible with 
> both Python 2.3 and Python 2.4.

not this one

> Or do you want to create a static lib containing both the original C lib 
> and the code for your extension? This Lib should then be linked with the 
> proper python2*.lib to create a version specific binary extension.

not this one either

> Or something else?

actually I want to build the PIL extension for 2.4 as pyd and include various 
libraries eg zlib and jpeg. To avoid the missing dlls issue we have done this in 
the past by incorporating the zlib/jpeg code using static libraries for both 
zlib and jpeg.

It seems I can use the static lib built with MSC 6 with the extension code 
compiled with MSC 7.1. At least the extnsion build doesn't complain. Whether 
this is really allowed is another matter.
> Daniel

Robin Becker

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