[vtkusers] Re: Vtk, Python, compilation problems on Windows

David Gobbi dgobbi at irus.rri.on.ca
Sun Mar 18 10:37:27 EST 2001

On Sun, 18 Mar 2001, Sebastien BARRE wrote:

> At 17/03/2001 19:48, Julian Humphries wrote:
> >  Is there a way to get the vtk-Python package
> >working on WIndows with Python 2.0?
> Using the Microsoft VC++ (not free), or gcc (free).

Only Microsoft VC++ is supported.  With gcc, you can build the 
main vtk libraries but not the wrappers.  The makefiles
require a lot of tweaking before the wrappers can be built 
with gcc (I've tried and given up).

Also: you don't require the python source to build VTK under Windows
(or any platform, for that matter).  The python binary distribution
will work just fine.  The PCMaker label that says
'Where is Python (Source)' should be changed to simply say
'Where is Python'.

 - David

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