Python Binding for Windows Version 2.5

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Jun 13 09:34:02 EDT 2013

On Jun 13, 2013, at 6:18 AM, Christian Stimming <christian at> wrote:

> Am Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2013, 17:27:38 schrieb Rand Batchelder:
>> The python bindings were never enabled for the windows binaries previously.
>> Will the python bindings be enabled for the windows binaries in ver 2.5 ?
> No, they will not.
> The previous answer by David T. says it all:
>> My understanding about why the Windows and Mac builds skip installing
>> Python is that these OSes do not consistently provide Python to users.
>> Including it by default in GnuCash for these platforms would require
>> GnuCash to include Python in the distribution, with concomitant file size
>> problems and requiring GnuCash to keep an updated Python.
> in other words, the gnucash windows binary with its current 70MB would have to 
> grow even more to contain one complete python binary (and not only its gnucash 
> bindings) with the correct version that fits the version that is used by the 
> build server to build the python gnucash bindings. Current python installers 
> come at 20MB size. We won't do that.
> But feel free to provide a build script and/or a separate binary package that 
> adds the bindings to an existing gnucash package...

There's got to be a way around that. Pybsddb [1] makes a module that connects multiple versions of 
Berkeley DB  with any version of Python after 2.3.  What are they doing differently from us?

John Ralls


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