how to build windows extensions for python 3.5

Robin Becker robin at
Tue Sep 15 15:32:16 CEST 2015

On 15/09/2015 12:38, Robin Becker wrote:
> On 14/09/2015 17:26, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> On 14/09/2015 16:52, Robin Becker wrote:
> .......
>> The most important thing is to have something to do while the Visual
>> Studio installation takes up 8G of your disk space and several hours of elapsed
>> time.  At least the installation went smoothly.
> thanks
Mark's reference seems more directed at designers of the compilation steps for 
the extension. From Zachary's comment it seems I should be able to build with 
distutils without too much trouble.

However, I try to link bits of various libraries statically into the reportlab 
extensions eg freetype.lib. Does anyone know if I will need separate versions of 
those for VS2015? Currently I build with distutils for Python 27, 33 & 34. 
Currently the .libs seem OK with both 2.7 & >=3.3 builds, but I notice from the 
reference that all the code for VS2015 needs to be built with specific options 
set, so will I need separate versions of the relocatable libs?
Robin Becker

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