Compile python with Mingw

Steve Holden steve at
Fri Jul 27 13:52:09 CEST 2007

Ninereeds wrote:
> fdu.xiaojf at wrote:
>> I don't have VS2003, so I think I may compile both pymol
>> and python with mingw.
> Sorry I can't help with mingw, but Microsoft has released a free
> version of VC2005, which should be binary compatible with VC2003, I'd
> have thought. Of course that means going through the Windows
> validation, and the downloads pretty big, plus you may need the
> platform SDK too.
You are wrong about the compatibility. You can't compile a library with 
VC 2005 and run it with a Python compiled with VC 2003.

gives some information about compiling Zope packages with C extensions 
in them using Mingw, this may help the OP.

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