On 18 Jul 2007, at 19:25 , Kent Tenney wrote:
on my W2K machine
fails because I don't have Visual Studio installed and it wants
to compile extensions for ZODB
Right. Something seems to depend on ZODB 3.9.0-xyz now and we have no
binary for that (yet). Sadly enough, I recently asked Jim to make
Windows eggs and they've all become useless because at least half of
the packages now have newer releases (which buildout insists on using).
I've heard that mingw can substitute, but I've never succeeded in
Well, I managed to install it (you need cygwin, then install the gcc-
mingw-core package from the 'devel' section). And with 'python
setup.py build -c mingw32', it seems I can even build Windows eggs,
though I can't get them to work. I get some a DLL error ("Access
What's more, there seems to be now way to tell zc.buildout to pass
the '-c mingw32' option to setup.py when building eggs.
I wonder, if done correctly (and I believe some people, e.g. Andreas
Jung, have managed to get mingw to build binary eggs for them), are
mingw-based eggs any worse than Visual C ones?
If not, then there's a good chance that we can actually get a setup
for Windows people that won't require Jim or Adam having to build
Windows eggs all the time.
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