[texworks] where does python27.dll come from?

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 12 03:54:46 CEST 2011

On 9 June 2011 07:14, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> http://web.student.tuwien.ac.at/~e0325258/projects/c/texworks/releases/TeXworks-w32-0.5-r836.zip

Thanks, Stefan.  This is excellent work.  Please let me know if/when
there will be a stable release of this build.  I would like to pull it
into TL as soon as it's available, so it can get some testing before
TL'11 gets released.



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