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Zooba Dec 20, 2012 at 5:34 PM 
*** Posting questions and bugs in the Discussions section will get much faster responses. ***

Apologies to everyone for the delays.

Odwalla - That's the error you get when you have PTVS installed for All Users. If you uninstall (or reinstall "Just for you") then building should work fine.

SoonStudios - the Web Platform Installer will install PTVS (and the VS Integrated Shell) if you don't already have it. Thanks for catching the typo.

rfrizzel - At a guess, I'd say something has corrupted your VSSDK installation. "Failed to load assembly" is one of the worst exceptions - it could be that the file is missing or that one bit has changed and it's failing certificate validation. I'd suggest reinstalling the SDK, if you haven't already upgraded to VS 2012 or resolved it.

citykid - Thanks for the typo. Not sure about the error you're getting, but chances are in the last 11 months we've changed it.

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Odwalla Nov 4, 2012 at 1:58 AM 
Fresh Windows 7 x64 machine with all SPs and updates.
Visual Studio 2010 Pro w/ SP1
All PTVS pre-requisites installed

No matter how I try to build, either with the command to compile to the experimental hive, the Powershell command to make the installer, or the msbuild command to make the installer I get the following error:

"D:\Python Tools\PythonTools.sln" (default target) (1) -> "D:\Python Tools\Release\Product\Python\PythonTools\PythonTools.csproj" (default target) (2) -> "D:\Python Tools\Release\Product\Python\ReplWindow\ReplWindow.csproj" (default target) (8) -> (DeployVsixExtensionFiles target) ->
C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v10.0\VSSDK\Microsoft.VsSDK.targets(420,5): error : Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. [D:\Python Tools\Release\Product\Python\ReplWindow\ReplWindow.csproj]

Any ideas what may be wrong?

SoonStudios Sep 17, 2012 at 2:55 AM 
EnableSkipVerification.reg and TCTestHostAdapters are in folder Prerequisites not Setup. Also Azure SDK doesn't install pytools.

rfrizzel Apr 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM 
I'm very close to getting it built, but I am getting one error:

C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v10.0\VSSDK\Microsoft.VsSDK.Common.targets(74,5): error : Failed
to load 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SDK\VisualStudioIntegration\Tools\Bin\VSCT.exe' Assembly.
[C:\Users\Russ\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\pytools\Release\Product\Python\ReplWindow\ReplWindow.csproj]

What's weird is that I have that path setup in my Path environment variable and also I have setup environment variables for VsSDKInstall (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SDK), VsSDKTools (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SDK\VisualStudioIntegration\Tools\Bin), and VsSDKIncludes (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SDK\VisualStudioIntegration\Common\Inc)

I am building on a 64-bit virtual machine with Windows7 Home Premium. Any helpful hints?

Thanks in advance for the help...

citykid Jan 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM 
Building the package on Vista:

in Release/Product/Setup/dirs.proj : // above is a typo: Release\Python\Setup => Release\Product\Setup
uncomment the kinect line:

<ProjectFile Include="ReplWindow\ReplWindow.wixproj"/>
<ProjectFile Include="PythonTools\PythonTools.wixproj"/>
<ProjectFile Include="PythonProfiling\PythonProfiling.wixproj"/>
<ProjectFile Include="PythonToolsInstaller\PythonToolsInstaller.wixproj"/>
<!--<ProjectFile Include="PyKinectInstaller\PyKinectInstaller.wixproj"/>-->
<ProjectFile Include="PyVotInstaller\PyVotInstaller.wixproj"/>

The latest source fixed a suddenly omni present crash of Visual Studio when adding or editing a file here.

Thx for this great package and the detailed instructions here to build it at home!

Zooba Nov 4, 2011 at 7:20 AM 
The Kinect SDK appears to be necessary to use the BuildRelease script as of 1.1 alpha.

anambd Aug 30, 2011 at 9:12 AM 
Thank you very much for your instruction.It is very ,<a href=">useful for us.</a>

eyeofhell Apr 8, 2011 at 11:20 AM 
Thanks again. It was a problem with strong name registration that prevents build of MSI installers, but updated instructions works excellent!

dinov Apr 7, 2011 at 7:03 PM 
Yes, I tested them in a clean VM.

eyeofhell Apr 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM 
Thank you for the perfect instructions!
Have you tested them by performing on the clear OS?