[texworks] where does python27.dll come from?

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 08:14:12 CEST 2011

Hi again,

On 2011-06-07 01:28, T T wrote:
> Current stable release (0.4.1) fails on systems without MSVC
> Redistributable installed:
> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/msg/36564e311f8dccae
> This is due to python27.dll being build with MS toolchain rather than
> mingw like the rest of TW.  Is this intentional?  For TeX Live it
> would be much preferable to stick to mingw for the whole thing.

It seems I finally manager to cross-compile Python statically - this has
the additional benefit of getting rid of the Lib/ folder. I'm no Python
build-expert, though, so I couldn't test if everything works correctly.
FWIW, Tw starts (in Wine), and simple makeBold and DateTime scripts work.

For your (and everybody else's) testing purposes, I uploaded a build to


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