building extensions for Windows Python

Nick Craig-Wood nick at
Sat Oct 14 07:33:51 CEST 2006

olsongt at <olsongt at> wrote:
>  To build an extension that runs on a generic python 2.5 you need a
>  Windows OS (suprise!) and VS.NET 2003.  Some people may have had some
>  success with MinGW32 (on windows) but it's not going to work
>  'out-of-the-box'.

Neither of those statements are true.  It is fairly easy to build
python extensions using mingw hosted on linux which work with the
standard install - see my other post in this thread.

Nick Craig-Wood <nick at> --

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