[Biopython-dev] Windows buildslave back online
p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 27 12:17:41 UTC 2011
2011/7/27 Tiago Antão <tiagoantao at gmail.com>:
> 2011/7/27 Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com>:
>> Can you make it conditional on Windows?
> Silly me, just forgot all other platforms. Furthermore, the 32-bit
> compiler in Windows is VS? Because if it is mingw then something extra
> is needed.
> I will work on a new git fork to change the setup.py only to
> accomodate windows 64.
Actually we (well - my Windows machine since that is the one
that has done all the recent releases) are using a mixture
depending on the version of Python.
According to my old email from Dec 2010, since I don't have
the machine in front of me right now:
>> We're using mingw32 from Cygwin on older versions of Python,
>> and I think Python 2.6 onwards I'm using Microsoft’s free VC++
>> 2008 Express Edition which was downloaded from
It would be worth asking anyone else on the dev list who has
previously compiled and built installers on Windows (e.g. Michael)
to also test any changes.
I might on day be able to setup a 64bit Windows virtual machine,
but right now I don't have time and it would require finding the
right person in IT for the install media and licence etc.
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