Win32 Binary-only for 2.3.x?

Thomas Heller theller at
Wed Jan 4 16:22:11 EST 2006

dumpingrounds at writes:

> Hi,
> I must be going nutty, but I can't seem to find anywhere where I can
> get just the binaries for, say, 2.3.5 for win32.  I've googled high and
> low and all I come up with is installer (MSI/EXE) binaries and the
> source code.  They have to be somewhere.  I cant be the only person
> that doesn't want it wrapped in an installer.  If I search "win32
> python binary" I get about nine thousand results pointing to Mark
> Hammond's win32 Python page which, while it looks very helpful,
> provides win32 extensions for an already installed python distribution.
> So, I give.  Can someone point me to somewhere where there is a pile of
> Python 2.3 EXE and DLLs that I can happily dump somewhere on my system
> without having to install?  In case it matters, this is for a WAMP-like
> project I'm developing that includes a working Trac installation.
> Hence the need for Python, and the lack of need for an installer.  And
> no, I *really* don't want to compile from source.
> Many thanks in advance!

AFAIK the 2.3 installers use zip-compatible compression, so you should
be able to open them in winzip or whatever archive utility you like.

OTOH, you could also install/copy whatever you like/uninstall.


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