On Oct 7, 2008, at 11:48 AM, Sidnei da Silva wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 12:34 PM, Jim Fulton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Python 2.6 requires a different version of the MS C compiler than
>> Python 2.4 or Python 2.5.
> That would be Visual C++ 2008. The good news is that the Express
> edition which is freely available works just fine for this.

Cool, and, as you pointed out on IRC, the express edition provides the  
same basic optimization as the other additions.

>> I don't have this compiler.  Also, I don't
>> know if I can have 2 versions of the compiler available in the same
>> machine.
> Yes. In fact, I have 3 versions in our build box, VC6, 2003 and 2008.
> distutils is usually smart enough to figure out the right compiler to
> use, and when it doesn't, you just have to run 'vsvars32.bat' from the
> appropriate installed version.

That's good.  To be safe, I'll back up my VM before installing it. :)

>> Does anyone want to volunteer to run final tests and create distros
>> for ZODB on Windows and Python 2.6?
> As long as you provide instructions, I would be willing to do this.

 From what you said, it looks like I can use the express edition.   
I'll pursue that.



Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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