> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 6:25 PM, Tamas Nepusz <address@hidden
>> Hi Jose,
>>> Is there a python 2.5 installer for igraph 5.2 (latest)?
>> No, there isn't, at least not at the moment. The reason is that Windows XP
>> that's running in my VirtualBox has Visual Studio 2008 Express -- which is
>> unsupported as a Python extension compiler before Python 2.6.
>>> if not, how hard is it to build it on windows?
>> Well, it's not a trivial task but not impossible. We have a lot of
>> experience in that now ;) The first thing is that you should try to stick to
>> Microsoft Visual Studio because Python is also built with MSVC, hence it
>> links to a different version of the Microsoft C Runtime than Cygwin or
>> MinGW. If you try to compile igraph with MinGW or Cygwin, you will end up
>> with mixing different versions of the C runtime and funny things will happen
>> when a FILE* pointer is passed between the C core of igraph and Python
>> (since the internal structure of a file object changed somewhere between the
>> two runtimes). If you have an earlier Visual Studio (2003 or 2005) and you
>> are willing to give it a go, I'm happy to send you the scripts that I use.
>> Otherwise, I might try to set up another VM with an older MSVC and compile
>> igraph with Python 2.5 there, but I can't promise anything.
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