To build python with MSVC 2008:

  1. Download the Python-2.5.1.tar.bz2 from

  2. Extract the files
  3. Open .../Python-2.5.1/PCbuild8/pcbuild.sln
  4. Remove from the solution explorer the packages tkinter, sqlite, bsdb, and bz2
  5. Under Project->properties->configuration properties switch debug to release

  6. Hit f5
  7. The .exe's should be under .../Python-2.5.1/PCbuild8/Win32Release

NOTES: Python 2.6 and 3.0 should be building under 2008 without package removal, so this is most likely a temporary fix.

windows/msvc-2008-python (last edited 2008-11-14 13:42:15 by localhost)