how to compile c-extensions under WinXP?

Peter Notebaert peno at
Sat Nov 5 16:46:07 CET 2005

<severa at> wrote in message 
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> What should I do to be able to compile C-extensions (with python 2.4,
> winXP)? I get an error message, approximately "The .NET Framework SDK
> needs to be installed"; I tried to get something from the Microsoft web
> site, but maybe not the right version (or didn't set some variables),
> since the error remains. Could you please help me (it will need some
> patience with a computer newbie)?

You need the Microsoft .NET Visual Studio environment. A stripped and free 
version is available at
However I am not sure if everything will work with this stripped version.


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