[Protein-crystallography] Pymol binaries for Windows (fwd)

Herbert J. Bernstein via xtal-log%40net.bio.net (by yaya from bernstein-plus-sons.com)
Sun Jan 31 10:26:11 EST 2010

The current best instructions for windows pymol builds were written by
Nikolay Darakev and can be found at:


Please forward me your comments and experience and we will make
updates to this very useful document.  We use it a lot in the SBEVSL
project.  It is based on working under MINGW and works very well.

   -- H. J. Bernstein
      yaya from bernstein-plus-sons.com

>Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 17:53:34 GMT
>From: watnne from googlemail.com
>To: bionet-xtallography from moderators.individual.net
>Newsgroups: bionet.xtallography
>Subject: [Protein-crystallography] Pymol binaries for Windows
>Hello all!
>I have cross-posted this question in bionet.xtallography,
>bionet.software, bionet.molec-model and bionet.biology.computational .
>It might be helpful if you could please post your suggestions to
>bionet.software to have all answers in one place. Now my problem:
>I became aware that Pymol, a nice x-ray structure viewer, is no longer
>available as  binary but rather needs to be compiled from source code.
>While the setup under (Slackware 12.2-) Linux ran smootly with "python
>setup.py install" and "python setup2.py install", the same attempt
>didn't work under Windows. Under Windows XP, I have tried it first
>with Python 2.4, but I didn't have a C++ compiler installed. Then I
>installed Visual C++ 2008 Express, but it didn't work either. I then
>found the "build -C mingw32" for MingW32/MSYS installation suggestion
>which also didn't work. At last I have tried to compile Pymol within
>CygWin. All attempts under Windows failed. Did someone succeed with
>generating Windows binaries for Pymol 1.2.x (build 3887) and is
>willing to share the binaries and a working procedure for their
>generation with the Pymol-under-Windows community?
>Thank you very much for any helpful suggestions!
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