How to build extensions on Windows?

Lawrence Oluyede rhymes at
Thu Sep 7 15:28:42 CEST 2006

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 software are no longer valid.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...

Lawrence -
"Nothing is more dangerous than an idea
if it's the only one you have" - E. A. Chartier

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