Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#142 closed task (wontfix)

64-bit build for MS Windows

Reported by: Antoine Martin Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.0
Component: Global Keywords:
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Description (last modified by Antoine Martin)

There are a number of obstacles which prevent us from following the
instructions on dev/win32.

For some dependencies, it is just a question of doing more manual work than running the 64-bit version of the installer, as is the case for setuptools and python wmi.

Then there's the problem that by default, you can't compile 64-bit programs with distutils and VC 2008... (see http://bugs.python.org/issue7511 and use this patch: http://bugs.python.org/file17959/vcvars4.diff - why isn't this merged and released??)

Unfortunately, other dependencies are even harder to deal with:

  • pygtk (or even just plain GTK for that matter) do not provide 64-bit installers at present, and building from source is too tedious: see this discussion for details.
  • gstreamer does not provide a 64-bit version, all the bindings are for 32-bit python only at present...

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Antoine Martin

Description: modified (diff)
Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to Antoine Martin
Status: newaccepted

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by Antoine Martin

Description: modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: wontfix
Status: acceptedclosed

Nothing ever happened, low priority anyway.

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