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No more binary installers for Windows #2218
Robot Framework 2.9 and earlier have been distributed both as pip-installable source distributions and as Windows installers. The Windows installers only support Python, though, and required separate installers for 32bit and 64bit versions. Now that we age going to support also Python 3, that would require four installers: Python 2 (32bit), Python 2 (64bit), Python 3 (32bit) and Python 3 (64bit). Because of the required extra work, and because pip is bundled with Python 2.7.9 and newer, we have decided not to create Windows installers in the future anymore.
Supported installation approaches:
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No more windows installers
No more binary installers for Windows
Nov 18, 2015
Notice that if you absolutely must have Windows installers, you can create them yourself. First you need to get the source code either by extracting the normal source distribution or by checking out a suitable tag directly from the version control. After that you just need to run:
For more information see https://docs.python.org/2.7/distutils/builtdist.html#creating-windows-installers.