Archives Feb. 12, 2014

PyOpenGL 3.1.0b1 Available for Testing

PyOpenGL and PyOpenGL_accelerate 3.1.0b1 are now up on PyPI.  There's MS Windows 32 and 64-bit installers for the windows-ians. The main "features" planned for the 3.1.0 release (and available in the beta) are:

  • raw wrappers generated from the ARB source XML definitions, this means that it covers a lot more extensions, including GLX, WGL, EGL extensions (partially from Roman Valov)
  • heavily restructured internally to make sub-packages less inter-dependent (raw hierarchy is now somewhat self-contained)
  • same code-base for Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3 and 3.4, Python 2.5 is no longer supported, 3 ...

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Step 2: Get an amd64-compatible VS 2010

So Python 3.3 and 3.4 require Visual Studio (Express) 2010 to compile extensions.  I already had my machine setup with Visual Studio Express 2008 + the platform SDK to get 32 and 64-bit compilers for Python 2.6 and 2.7, but to release for the 3.x's I needed to get the new compilers.  There is, however, a bug in the Visual Studio service pack that deletes the 64-bit compilers the SDK has installed.  There's a KB article that lets you download those compilers again, but the patch doesn't give you a vcvars64.bat file ...

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