[SciPy-dev] Windows problem solved

Pearu Peterson pearu at scipy.org
Wed Oct 12 04:11:09 CDT 2005

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, Pearu Peterson wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>> I solved my windows problem by deleting cygwin and installing msys and
>> mingw separately.
>> Now, the binaries build and seem stable.
>> I had to get lib2def out of scipy_distutils and run it on python23.lib
>> to construct libpython23.a for  Python2.3 on Windows.  I did not have to
>> do that for Python2.4 on Windows.
>> Are we going to include lib2def.py with scipy.distutils?
> Only if necessary for Python 2.3. I'll try to install Python 2.3 and test
> it. If somebody can test it earlier, let me know.

Yes, we need lib2def.py for Python 2.3 to build libpython23.a. It was not 
needed for Python 2.4 because it ships already libpython24.a.
I have also added mingw32ccompiler.py to svn that fixes few other things.


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