[Scons-users] Bootstrap-scons: a zero-dependency script for bootstrapping SCons and Python on Windows

Bill Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Tue Mar 19 19:31:37 EDT 2019

I'm not sure how hard it is to download python and then pip install scons?
Are you using pip to install scons if not installed?
Are you createing a virtualenv or installing it in the python installl/?


On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:37 PM Ryan Saunders <jediry at outlook.com> wrote:

> Hello!
> This is to announce the v1.0 release of bootstrap-scons
> <https://github.com/jediry/bootstrap-scons>, which I created for a
> personal project, and which I hope will be useful to others.
> One of the hurdles to building a project with SCons on Windows is the
> manual effort of installing dependencies. Unlike the UNIX world, where you
> can just say "./configure && make" to get up and running, on Windows you
> typically have to manually download and install SCons, and probably also
> Python...kind of a lot of effort.
> bootstrap-scons aims to make using SCons on Windows friction-free. This
> set of scripts uses only capabilities available out-of-the-box on any
> recent versions of Windows, to automatically locate and use any installed
> copies of SCons/Python, or optionally, to download them if not found.
> Read more at: https://github.com/jediry/bootstrap-scons
> Feedback, feature requests and bug reports welcome. (Note: while this _
> *should*_ work on versions of Windows as far back as XP, I’ve only tested
> it on Win10 so far…if you try it on an earlier version, please report any
> issues on the GitHub issue tracker.)
> Ryan
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