[Zope3-dev] Re: relying on win32api in windows support of zc.zope3recipes

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Thu Aug 16 15:03:09 EDT 2007

Martijn Faassen wrote:
> I'm trying on zc.zope3recipes on Windows. I notice that some of the 
> tests rely on a module called win32api, which I assume is in the Win32 
> extensions that I haven't installed in my windows Python yet.
> Do we have to have win32api installed to make this work, or is it 
> possible to lift this requirement?

As Stephan said, it's not strictly required but anything that wants to 
do something meaningful with a Windows API (e.g. register a service, 
etc.) needs it. IIRC, Zope 2 Windows installers always ship with it out 
of the box. You'll really want it on Windows, I'd say.

Unfortunately, 'pywin32' (that's its distribution name) is not available 
as an egg. Perhaps it'd be possible to bug Mark Hammond about it. That 
way it could be a dependency of zc.zope3recipes on Windows.

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