Add "Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler for Python 2.7" in Build Workers software?

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20 Apr, 2015 08:00 PM

Python 2.7 (the only Python 2.x version supported as of now and until 2020) is built on windows with Visual Studio 2008 C compiler. That dictates that the compiler which must be used by authors of third party Python modules.

As that version of VS is deprecated. MS has provided a dedicated toolset so these developers can use it during what remains of the life cycle of Python 2.7.

It contains both x86/x64 toolchains and allow develepers to use a simple tool without having to naviggate the nightmare of compilers and platform SDKs with their own .BAT files to activate the respective environment vars.

Announcement from a MS engineer to a Python development maiing list:

Actual download link:


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 21 Apr, 2015 08:58 PM

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    Thank you. I've added a new issue:

  2. ramiro closed this discussion on 13 May, 2016 11:41 AM.

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