Using Python to automate builds

Hendrik van Rooyen hendrik at
Wed Aug 5 16:29:39 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 05 August 2009 14:08:18 David Cournapeau wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 4:56 PM, Hendrik van
> Rooyen<hendrik at> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 04 August 2009 21:13:10 Kosta wrote:
> >> I am a Python newbie, tasked with automating (researching) building
> >> Windows drivers using the WDK build environment.  I've been looking
> >> into Python for this (instead of writing a bunch of batch files).
> >
> > Why do you not use make and a makefile - it was designed to
> > do exactly this.
> Because make is a pain on windows (lack of a proper shell) ?

Well, you could always use Dosbox - I am doing exactly that
on Linux to be able to run some old DOS based assembler
tools.  It will run on windows too, they claim.

And it is very simple to use too - no fancy fidgeting, all you have 
to do is to point it at a directory that becomes your "C" drive.

Bit slow - but hey, nobody's perfect.

- Hendrik

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