[PythonCE] Build minimized Python2x.dll for WinCE/PPC?

Jesse Davis jdavis at wgen.net
Tue Feb 15 18:48:08 CET 2005

That's good to hear -- would you mind posting how you did it? 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Lesher [mailto:tlesher at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 12:46 PM
To: Jesse Davis
Cc: Stewart Midwinter; pythonce at python.org
Subject: Re: [PythonCE] Build minimized Python2x.dll for WinCE/PPC?

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 12:42:09 -0500, Jesse Davis <jdavis at wgen.net> wrote:
> Thanks for the help.  Is it possible to significantly shrink 
> Python23.dll?  Under my current build, it's 1252k, which is a big 
> chunk of a PPC's memory.  I don't need the console, or even 
> bytecode-compilation, if all I run are pre-compiled pyc's, right?  So 
> I'm hoping there's a smaller "minimal" build for me.
> I've tried removing some of the .obj files from 
> PCbuild\WinCE\binaries\ARMRel420\pythoncore, then running lib & link, 
> but all the object files I've tried so far are referred to by 
> obviously necessary files, like import.obj.  Is this as small as it

I put a minimal bit of effort into this a few months ago, and got it
down to 900k or so, but it wasn't obvious how to cut it further.  I'm
certainly interested in such an effort.

Tim Lesher <tlesher at gmail.com>

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