How to build extensions on Windows?

Kevin D. Smith Kevin.Smith at
Thu Sep 7 18:35:25 CEST 2006

On 2006-09-07 09:28:42 -0400, rhymes at (Lawrence Oluyede) said:

> Kevin D. Smith <Kevin.Smith at> wrote:
>> Then there is Mike Fletcher's web page 
>> ( that describes in 
>> detail how to build extensions, but most of the links to external 
>> software are no longer valid.  I think it's safe to say that I am 
>> completely lost, as there appears to be no authoritative, up-to-date 
>> description on how to make this work.
> I managed to set up a compilation toolchain in Windows following that
> tutorial so what's your problem?
> I installed MS .NET 1.1 and its SDK, the Platform SDK for Windows 2003
> sever and the mstoolkit (you have to borrow it from somewhere because
> it's not available anymore)
> Then I hacked distutils and all worked well.
> The only issue is to find the MS Toolkit 2003...

So in other words, what you're saying is that the only issue I have 
left is the exact issue that I described in my initial post that you 
claimed isn't a problem...  Great!  I guess I'l get right down to work 
compiling that extension now.

Kevin D. Smith

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